Barbara Stokes, Green Structural Homes of Alabama’s CEO, helps in humanitarian relief by specializing in Constructions for Disaster Relief. Since her founding of GSH in Huntsville with her husband, Scott Stokes, its team members have extensively worked with the private sector and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer safe and long-lasting housing and financial solutions. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Barbara Stokes is a 2001 graduate of Mercer University having a major in physics and biomedical engineering. She also studied properties of materials, thermodynamics, structure, and manufacturing and management, all being applied at GSH. Barbara previously worked at Boeing, Pisces Corporation and did government contracting from where she gained experience that she took to GSH. She is a mother of three and volunteers in Huntsville.
Mrs. Barbara Stokes’ idea of medical valuation came from the fact that generally, medical field professionals require lots of understanding and technical knowledge that she has been applying in GSH, and most importantly she wanted positively impact people’s lives. She makes her days productive by trying to balance work and her family helping her relieve her stress and remind herself what worth all the hard work is.
Barbara works closely with the in-house talented engineering team of GSH to ensure ideas are transformed from concepts to production. One thing that excites Mrs. Stokes is the number of women in STEM-related fields and business leadership. To her younger self, she would advise never to underestimate what one can accomplish if they are willing to put the time and effort. Barbara believes it is satisfying to find a place where work and home-life blend. She advises entrepreneurs to stay ahead of their business and keep their employees happy.
Barbara accredits GSH’s growth to SBA programs. She has had failures before, but one thing she learned is never to give up. The one business idea Barbara lives by is that having good people surround you is, but it’s imperative to listen to them. The best $100 she has recently spent is on a lunch treat for her employees, and after that, they did a productive job.
GSH uses Microsoft Cloud (Azure and SharePoint) to help collaborate with employees around the US thus helping solve minor issues quickly. Barbara Stokes recommends the book Outliers: The Story of Success written by Malcolm Gladwell. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.