Barbara Stokes operates a woman-owned business she co-founded in 2011, Green Structure Homes of Alabama LLC. She is the chief executive officer of a company that provides emergency housing for people that have experienced a natural disaster. Her company builds proprietary homes at their manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama, and transports them to where they are needed. Visit chronicleweek.com to know more about Barbara Stokes.
For the past eight years, Barbara Stokes has worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to provide safe housing using state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing processes. Once a home is placed where it is needed the finishing touches are performed such as hooking up utilities. Her company has also provided permanent housing at college campuses and for the U.S. armed services.
Barbara Stokes has volunteered at numerous nonprofits in the Huntsville Community. She has also helped out financially including making large donations of building materials to Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. In early 2019 she had $50,000 worth of materials delivered to Habitat for Humanity’s warehouse. This donation included Hardi siding and drywall, two expensive parts of building a home.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for low-income households. The future owner of the company also builds the home so that they have sweat equity in it. The donation that Barbara Stokes made was enough to help complete nine homes. What is left over after these homes are completed will be sold in the Habitat for Humanity retail store which will raise money for their mission. Read more at Business Insider.