A fresh coat of paint applied in Shoreline for Veterans Day weekend

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cody Ross Wendy Albee Mark Stovner Dejah Leger Matt Behring Ray Underwood
and Joseph Irons at Shoreline's Compass Veterans Housing
Photo by Melissa Irons


This Saturday, November 10, 2018, local Shoreline remodeling firm, Irons Brothers Construction, along with approximately 75 other volunteers from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties performed interior painting restoration at Compass Housing Alliance Shoreline Veterans Center located at 1301 N 200th St. Shoreline 98133.


Dejah Leger on ladder and Mark Stovner below
Photo by Melissa Irons

Compass Housing Alliance provides housing, shelter, and support services for veterans experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Puget Sound Region. Military veterans experience post-traumatic stress, injury, and other unique challenges as they return from duty to reintegrate into society. Compass Housing Alliance offers a variety of programs and housing that meet the specific needs of military veterans and their families so that the men and women who have served our country are not forgotten. 

Irons Brothers Construction is excited this Veteran’s Day weekend to be using our talents and resources to help improve the lives of the residents at the Shoreline Veterans Center. This Program provides transitional housing and case management for 21 men and 4 women who are veterans. The center’s technology lab offers computer classes and helps residents apply for benefits, look for a job, and access resources online.

Shoreline Mayor Will Hall and General Manager
of Irons Brothers, Joseph Irons
Photo by Melissa Irons
Joseph Irons, the General Manager of Irons Brothers Construction has a passion in serving our veterans. Not only are 25% of our company’s workforce comprised of veterans, but they are also represented across all of our company’s departments - administration, production, and sales. We are proud to have veterans represent our team and to have them give back to other veterans during this annual philanthropic event.

Joseph Irons’ passion for men and women who have served our country comes from his own upbringing as a child. His Mother is a retired Naval officer and his Father retired as a master sergeant from the Air Force after several tours, including World War I, Korea, and Vietnam.

We would like to honor our the veterans at Irons Brothers Construction:
1. Administrator - Scarlet Haney, Air Force
2. Senior Project Developer - Trevor Dodds, Coastguard
3. Project Manager / Lead Carpenter - Cody Ross, Marines

Joseph Irons, Cody Ross, Dejah Leger, Matt Behring, Shannon Dodge,
Mark Stovner, Wendy Albee and Ray Underwood
Photo by Melissa Irons


Painting a Better Tomorrow is a one-day philanthropic event that brings individuals and teams of friends, coworkers, and family together to benefit a social service organization in King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers spend the day giving community areas and living spaces a fresh coat of paint. Painting is frequently the first maintenance item slashed off of an operational budget at many non-profits. Thus for Compass and the Shoreline Veterans Center, we are hopeful that this fresh coat of paint will improve the resident’s housing and life.

Giving our time and talents at this event rewards our team in many ways. This year’s Painting a Better Tomorrow lands on the birthday of the Marines, November 10, 2018. Oorah! We want to thank our staff and all the veterans among us who have served to protect our life and liberty. We are proud to be able to help them with this Painting a Better Tomorrow Event and in our daily work to build and maintain the American dream of home ownership.

--Melissa Irons



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