Barbara Stokes Looks For Ways to Give Back

Barbara Stokes, along with her husband Scott, started Green Structure Homes (GSH) of Alabama after recognizing a need for temporary housing in the wake of natural disasters. An Alabama native who grew up in Huntsville, Barbara had seen the devastation that hurricanes can have on a community. She used her expertise in securing government contracts to make GSH a federal contractor, building temporary shelters for disaster victims as well as structures for the United States Military. The company recently secured a $28.5 million contract with the Federal Emergency Management Association to build temporary housing for the victims that were displaced by Hurricane Harvey and other disasters. The project allowed the company to hire hundreds of workers in half a dozen states.

Barbara Stokes is a 2001 graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. While at Mercer, she was active in many student organizations, even founding the university’s first Biomedical Engineering Club. She attended Mercer while simultaneously working as an Airplane On Ground (AOG) manager at aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. She also managed several federal contracting projects while at Boeing. She has experience as a business owner, running Pisces Group for five years in the 2000s. She has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Alabama and as an administrative assistant with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Family and community are number one for Barbara, who is a mother of three. She is also an active member of the community and GSH has donated to many community non-profits over the years. Volunteering her time and money is a worthy cause for Ms. Stokes who believes that investing in one’s community is one way to help others. Her and her husband, Scott, are always looking for ways to give back.