Barbara Stokes is the CEO of Green Structure Homes, a manufacture of modular that specialize in being homes built for disaster relief projects. Stokes and Green Structure Homes have worked with both government and private sector contracts to build houses. Read more about Barbara Stokes at Chronicle of the Week.
After Hurricane Harvey, Green Structure Homes was awarded a $28 Million contract to build homes for those displaced by the storm in Alabama. She sat down with interview.com and talked about her daily routine, how she comes up with ideas and advice she gives other entrepreneurs.
Stokes remains productive as possible during the day by getting up early and working late into the night. She comes up with new ideas by making sure she hires the right people for the job. An example of this is when she wanted to make her homes safer. Read more at Business Insider.
She hired a new in-house engineering team, and after a little hard work they were able to bring the idea of built in fire suppression to life. Now all GSH homes are equipped with a built in fire suppression system.
As a woman herself, Barbara Stokes is excited to see an increase in woman in business leadership roles and more woman in the STEM field. The best advice she gives other entrepreneurs is to stay ahead of your own business. She believes that entrepreneurs must stay on top of things and focus on growth. She believes that as a business grows, that you should develop a top talent team and providing the proper resources to help them prosper.