In 1999, when Joseph Irons started his own business, he was dedicated to providing a building experience unlike any other. Now, with dozens of local and national awards and hundreds of happy clients, Irons Brothers Construction has fulfilled its founder’s expectations and is looking forward to what lies ahead.
The new “Design + Build Center” is testimony to the company’s success, dreams, meticulous planning and its eye to the future.
“There isn’t much we don’t have on display,” Irons said. “From hi-tech lighting control features and shades to cabinets and countertops, custom mill work, paint finishes, flooring, doors and windows, we make sure our clients see the complete picture.”
Original planning for the new showroom began in 2009 when the need for an interactive client experience became apparent. With the downturn of the economy, the project was put on hold. In 2011 the planning heated back up again, in time for the showroom to be completed for the 15th anniversary celebration.
One of the main areas of Irons expertise is working with aging-in-place clientele: “Universal design standards are used to help homeowners plan for the future, incorporating items such as transition-free flooring and using tasteful grab bars, lever handles and switches, all within the framework of the home’s design, making it more user friendly for all ages,” Irons explained.
Irons, who originally worked alongside his older brother, Bruce, incorporated in 2004 as business began to grow and additional employees were hired.
Today, Irons Brothers Construction manages multiple projects with seven full time employees, including a Director of Client Services, Maria Wilson, who has extensive, hands-on experience in construction and client relations.
At any one time, the company may be managing up to a dozen trade partners working at various locations on different projects. The company does have a track record of up to 50 to 75 successful projects annually and could have anywhere from 10 to 20 in progress at one time.
“We specialize in working on older homes—some up to 100 years old, in the Seattle area,” Irons said. “These projects can be challenging, but we love working on an historic home while incorporating modern features.”
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The company is also committed to the environment. Several staff members have obtained training as Certified Green Professionals (CGP). Education is an important aspect of the company and Irons recognizes the importance of having his team members knowledgeable in the latest green building materials, equipment and installation methods.
In addition to its long list of industry awards, including four “Remodeler of the Year” honors, the company is highly involved in the community of Shoreline and the surrounding area. Their most recent philanthropic effort was the construction of a free wheelchair ramp for a family in Lynnwood through the Master Builders Care Foundation’s Rampathon Event in May.
In 15 years, Irons Brothers Construction has seen its vision come to life, helping its clients realize their dreams.
“Growing up, I worked side-by-side with my dad and brothers on remodeling projects, and when I decided to start my own company,” Irons reflected, “I knew it would be the best.”