Barbara Stokes: CEO, Green Structure Homes

Housing is one of the basic human needs. For that reason, Barbara Stakes has taken it upon her and her husband to develop modern housing units with an aim to impacting positively on the lives of those affected by natural disasters. Green Structure Homes is located in Alabama and specializes in Disaster Relief Construction. Read more about Barbara Stokes at Chronicle of the Week.

Partnership with her Husband

Barbara Stokes believes in teamwork. For that reason, she has partnered with her husband, Scott, in the running of their Huntsville-based business. The duo has worked tirelessly together with their staff in the provision of both public and private housing. Most importantly, they partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide shelter to those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Read more at Business Insider.

Green Structure Homes have been dedicated to providing state of the art housing units using contemporary design. Some of the techniques used by the company range from on-site to modular construction. Some of the projects that Barbara Stokes has worked on and delivered successfully include military projects, residential developments, school campuses and the installation of utilities. Indeed, their commitment to providing quality units made them go a step further and incorporate bullet-resistant guard shacks in some of their projects.


Education Background and Career Start

Barbara Stokes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics in 2001 from Mercer University. Additionally, Barbara also broadened her knowledge in the built environment sector by studying thermodynamics, properties of materials, manufacturing and management and structures. After graduation, she joined the labor market working for Boeing and Pisces Corporation before she decided to try her luck in entrepreneurship.