Barbara Stokes and her husband Scott own and operate a construction company in Huntsville, Alabama. What makes that special? Well, the special part is that this company – Green Structure Homes (GSH) – is a disaster relief construction contractor. When disasters strike, GSH provides humanitarian relief by providing shelter to victims of disasters via a range of modular and on-site buildings. The company works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other government agencies. Read this article at

Founded in 2008, GSH expanded to have manufacturing facilities in eight states. As well as being in the construction business, GSH must ensure they can handle the logistics of moving and setting up buildings during disasters. These are not simple shelters: the homes include kitchens and bathrooms so displaced disaster victims can carry on with a somewhat normal life. The structures are both energy efficient and they are designed to be mildew resistant as mildew can be an issue in areas struck by hurricanes. After hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas in 2017, GSH was awarded a $28 million contract to construct modular buildings for disaster relief. Read more about Barbara Stokes at Affiliatedork.

Barbara Stokes graduated from college with majors in biomedical engineering and physics. She was able to apply this knowledge to her work at GSH. Before founding the company, Barbara worked for Boeing on projects that gave her expertise in government contracting.