As Hurricane Katrina taught us, skilled disaster relief management is crucial following a natural disaster. Thankfully, in the years since, federal, state, and local governments have updated and improved disaster management protocols—and so have their private contractor partners. Read more at Business Insider.
One leading disaster relief contractor is Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC (GSH). As a FEMA-registered contractor, GSH was awarded a $28.5 million contract to supply manufactured homes to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey in March of 2018, in the wake of a disaster that had destroyed over 122,700 and homes and severely damaged a total of over 203,000. And under the leadership of their CEO, Barbara Stokes, GSH was able to deliver.
As a veteran of such firms as Boeing and Pisces Corp., Barbara Stokes knows the value of a talented in-house engineering team, and attributes much of GSH’s success to the talent she’s been able to draw to the company. This talent and leadership has led the company to contracts with numerous government agencies, including the Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security, as well as the US Missile Defense Agency. With her blend of knowledge from both public and private sectors, Stokes brings a hands-on approach that ensures results. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
As a working mother, Stokes makes it a priority to volunteer at her kids’ school. She says that this involvement in the community “helps me to relieve stress and be at my best while working.” This community and family oriented approach is crucial to Stokes’s management style.
GSH offers a diversity of services to industries ranging from sewage treatment to bridge construction as well as manufactured home manufacturing. With firms like GSH leading the way, the nation can be confident that disaster relief management is in skilled hands.