Shoreline builder named NAHB’s 2012 Graduate Master Builder of the Year

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Joseph Irons accepts his award
Photo courtesy Building Industry Association of Washington

Olympia --Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) member Joseph Irons, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, a builder and remodeler from Shoreline, has been named the 2013 Graduate Master Builder (GMB) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The GMB is the highest professional designation a builder can earn through NAHB.

Irons is the owner and operator of Irons Brothers Construction, Inc., an award-winning firm that specializes in design/build, kitchens, bathrooms, additions and more. Although Irons runs his company now, he has been involved in all aspects of operations, including administrative, sales and marketing, estimating and production.

The winner of numerous awards, Irons is a three-time Remodeler of the Year from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) and BIAW. He is past chair of BIAW’s Remodelers Council and is a member of its Education Committee. Irons chaired the MBA Remodelers Council in 2011 and 2012 as well as being the past chair of the MBA Care Foundation Rampathon Committee.

Irons holds the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Green Professional™ (CGP), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designations.

Joseph Irons, third from left, with other BIAW award winners
Photo courtesy BIAW

He was named the 2010 Certified Graduate Remodeler of the Year by NAHB. Professional designations like CGB offer BIAW members a myriad of benefits and opportunities to build stronger, better and more competitive businesses.

At the national level, Irons sits on NAHB Remodelors’ Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, chaired NAHB Remodelors’ Members & Communications Subcommittee in 2012 and will chair the CAPS Board of Governors this year. He also is an NAHB-approved instructor for CAPS courses.

The Certified Graduate Builder Board of Governors presents the GMB of the Year award to an industry professional who best showcases the importance of this designation and promotes professionalism within the building industry.

Irons will be recognized at the 2013 International Builders’ Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas. BIAW members received four of the 15 national awards offered by NAHB.


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