“GSH and Barbara Stokes. What We’ve Learned and How We’ve Prepared.”
Within the last few years it seems the United States have been slammed with natural disasters of epic proportions. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey were massive in nature and together they left millions of people without homes and caused billions of dollars in damages. Disaster relief has therefore become a growing industry. Barbara Stokes and GSH of Alabama is part of the solution to these natural disasters. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
GSH, a disaster relief company has served thousands of people displaced by natural disasters. Barbara Stokes is co-founder of Green Structure Homes and knows first-hand the stumbling blocks that impede the rebuilding process after such natural disasters. Stokes’ company was formed four short years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the southern United States. Which during such time, Katrina served to teach Americans about disaster preparedness.
Stokes’ company, therefore, was ready to heed our nation’s call when Hurricane Harvey came knocking in 2017. GSH was ready because it applied knowledge gleaned from our past experiences to utilize cutting edge engineering to create its temporary shelters for those who have been displaced. These temporary homes are ready to go, literally ready to hit the ground running so to speak.
Barbara Stokes multi-million dollar company is well-prepared to assist those in need and covers several areas. These areas include the likes of mining, water supply, mobile homes, aluminum sheeting, and much more. Such a versatile list of services is necessary to provide much needed and effective disaster relief.
Green Structure Homes has provided and will continue to provide services to those who need them the most. Stokes and GSH are ready and waiting until our nation needs them again. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.
GSH, or Green Structure Homes originally began as Stokes Development. Barbara Stokes began building the business in Cullman by opening a manufacturing center. She firmly believed in green homes, and backed her beliefs by hiring eighty employees locally for an $8 million investment. By her third year in business, she expected to have 300 employees working full-time. Barbara Stokes praised Cullman for their substantial efforts. Along with her husband, she had considered numerous locations in Alabama for the plant, but chose Cullman because she had once owned a home on Smith Lake. She like the area and the people. In a press release she said Cullman soon became the obvious choice. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
Barbara Stokes plant encompasses 99,000 square-feet in the Cullman Industrial Complex. Every year the company constructs five to six hundred steel homes. The homes resist mildew and hurricanes, are high quality, and can be constructed in just two days. Barbara Stokes purchases most of her materials locally, or from Decatur or Birmingham. She ensures the content is from sixty percent recycled materials. The steel she has chosen can resist most environmental aspects in addition to fire.
Barbara Stokes has been just as careful with the design as she was with the materials. The home resembles a little cottage, the design is modular, and she can make the buildings four-stories tall for use as a hotel or condos. Sixteen investors believed in her vision, and invested in the company. She received congratulations from the county officials, the city, and Jim Folsom, the Lt. Governor regarding her contribution to the community. Follow Barbara Stokes on Facebook.
Stokes Development is now Green Structure Homes, and Barbara Stokes has provided individuals in eight states with jobs. She has been awarded a $28.5 million contract with FEMA, and has given her support to the relief efforts necessary after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Barbara Stokes is excited about the assistance she is able to provide, her ability to give support to the local businesses, and her acceleration of the employment growth throughout the surrounding area. Her homes are being safely delivered to the families in Texas who are in desperate need of assistance.