Joseph Irons receives 2018 Young Professional of the Year Award from National Association of Home Builders

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Joseph Irons, Shoreline business owner

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently honored five emerging leaders as 2018 Young Professionals of the Year.

The awards, presented at the 2019 International Builders’ Show on February 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, acknowledge the winners’ hard work, successes, performance, dedication, and outstanding potential as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry.

The awards honor an industry professional under the age of 45 in five regions of the United States. Washington State falls into Region E, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Joseph Irons, President, Irons Brothers Construction, Inc., Shoreline, Washington was the recipient of the 2018 Region E award.

Joseph and Melissa Irons with Mike Kailan
at the Seattle Home Show
Irons is a long-time member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and has held many leadership positions there with a strong focus on Young Professionals and the impact they can make on the industry.

His goal to create and enhance programs to improve and educate the workforce for future generations by lobbying for continued funding of trade and skill labs in local schools and communities.

He believes in continuing education and has implemented a budget that allows his team members to attend at least one local conference per year across all disciplines in the business.

“When I met Joseph Irons, I knew he was a rising star. Congratulations on what I believe is the beginning of many more awards.” Randy Noel, National Association of Homebuilders 2018 Chairman.

Joseph Irons is honored to have been recognized by his peers and chosen among qualified candidates from 13 states.
“I have volunteered for our local building industry since the age of 27, starting in 2004. This award holds special meaning to me having been involved as a volunteer for such a long time and still considered a ‘Young Professional.’” 
Now at 42, I continue to give back to the industry having most recently served as the Washington State Representative to NAHB. I am excited to see our residential construction industry continue to grow with contributions and innovations from young professionals.”
Joseph Irons, holding award, with
Greg Lane, BIAW Executive Director
Kat Sims, executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties said, 

“Joseph Irons’ commitment to education, dedication to community, and ongoing support of the homebuilding industry make him the perfect choice for this prestigious award.”

Rich Robinson, 2018 chair of the NAHB Young Professionals Committee stated,
"These emerging leaders are already making quite the impact on the home building industry. We are thrilled to showcase these young professionals and look forward to seeing their continued growth and contributions to the industry.”



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