GSH of Alabama (Green Structure Homes) is a disaster relief construction contracting company, founded by Barbara Stokes in Huntsville, Alabama. GSH provides disaster relief by providing quick turnaround environment friendly modular homes to victims of national disasters. GSH regularly works with FEMA, assisting them with their disaster housing program. FEMA provide temporary housing to victims who have been misplaced during natural disasters, such as fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storm surges and major flooding. One of GSH’s greatest projects to date, was a 28 billion dollar modular buildings contract awarded by the government to assist with the Hurricane Harvey disaster in 2017. Read more about Barbara Stokes at crunchbase.com.
As CEO of GSH of Alabama, Barbara Stokes has always loved volunteering for the community and always dreamed of the opportunity to work with FEMA. Barbara is the epitome of an incredible achiever. She graduated with a biomedical engineering and physics degree from Mercer University and worked for PISCES corporation and Boeing, before going on to pursue her dream full time with her baby GSH, providing humanitarian relief on a grand scale. Aside from her diligent tireless commitment to GSH and its incredible feats to date, Barbara, a mother of 3, makes equal time to devote to her family and highly values work life balance, ensuring that her entrepreneurial goals do not interfere with her personal obligations.
Being a woman owned business, GSH benefited from specific SBA programs which helped nurture its growth considerably. Barbara has encountered many failures along the way, but her tenacity and willingness to never give up, kept her pushing GSH forward, no matter what obstacles came her way. In her interview with ideamensch.com, she gives the following advice to struggling entrepreneurs: if you get knocked down, pick yourself up and get back in the game!
Not only can Barbara Stokes celebrate being a successful female CEO and business owner, but her ethical contribution toward society and families in need when disaster unfairly destroys everything people have worked hard for, make the whole achievement bigger than just a job or business accomplishment – this country has a lot to be thankful for to great humanitarians like Barbara, who are heaven sent in times of duress and personal loss. She deserves all the success owed to her and many rewarding years of more of the same! Visit her Linkedin profile to know more.