In September last year, Green Structure Homes (GSH) was awarded a contract to construct houses for Hurricane Harvey victims. The Alabama-based firm was contracted by FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build new homes for the disaster victims in support of the relief efforts.
Barbara Stokes, the CEO and co-founder of GSH, intends to complete the $28 million contract in six months. In a statement, the CEO said that she is glad to make a difference in the lives of the hurricane victims by supporting FEMA’s efforts. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
GSH employs particular building and manufacturing techniques to construct houses that can withstand pressure from hurricane winds. Also, the unique material that makes these homes is resistant to molds, mildew, and pests.
The houses built by the disaster relief contractor are designed using eco-friendly materials sought in Huntsville. While the engineering and construction of each home are unique, all the units are fully equipped with an automatic fire suppression system and R-19 value insulation. The interior design is fully customizable to meet the owner’s specifications. Kitchens and baths are constructed using materials such as marble, wood, steel, and granite.
The house structure is engineered off-site and requires minimal labor during installation. Erection of a single unit takes place in less than a week and has no significant damage to the site or environment. Construction quality checks and assurance is done at every stage during materials procurement, manufacturing, and installation of the house on-site.
GSH has made a name for itself by rebuilding many communities which had been previously destoyed by disasters. The company is primarily known for its quality house construction and fast installation. The firm’s short turnaround time enables disaster victims to heal and get back to their lives quickly. Besides, their homes are energy efficient and have an executive architecture that improves the aesthetic value of the environment. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
About Barbara Stokes
Barbara Stokes holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mercer University. Stokes also did well in other technical subjects such as building and construction, manufacturing, thermodynamics, and physics. It’s her passion in the technical field that led her to establish GSH. The company has constructed energy efficient houses for disaster victims for over three decades.
Barbara Stokes and her husband Scott live in Huntsville together with their three children. Scott doubles up as the COO and co-founder of Green Structure Homes, LLC.