Aging in Place Specialists, Irons Brothers Construction honored with two prestigious awards

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Melissa and Joseph Irons at the BIAW Excellence in Remodeling awards banquet

“We are making homes livable for all” said Joseph Irons, President of Irons Brothers Construction, when accepting one of two Awards for their Aging-in-Place nominated project on June 24th at the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Excellence in Remodeling Awards.

His company was recognized by the state building association, BIAW for their outstanding 2024 remodel of a primary suite in Edmonds, WA.

This family acquired a new home in Edmonds, planning to remodel it for the family Matriarch, who was receiving full-time care and confined to a wheelchair. 

Working side-by-side with the husband and daughter, Irons Brothers Construction designed and built a barrier-free, primary suite from the home’s existing rec room, that is eye-pleasing and also contains the necessities for her care.

The award-winning project description stated:

“When a loved one is unexpectedly disabled, it changes the lives of every family member in profound ways – and not everyone has the means to cope with those changes. 
"Fortunately, for this project, the family was able to purchase a new home to gain an accessible living space, and we worked with them to create a barrier-free suite that met all of their medical and caregiver-related needs without feeling like a cold and sterile hospital room.”

Irons Brothers Construction, Inc., based in Shoreline, WA offers design/build residential and light commercial remodeling. 

They work with homeowners to determine their needs and wants and construct their vision into reality. 

This is all done right the first time by their experienced staff of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS). They are detail oriented and complete the work using a hands-on project management model. This ensures that each step and detail is taken into consideration to create a project that is a fit for the client’s long-term goals.

The highest compliment a company can receive is to be recognized by its peers. This year, Irons Brothers Construction received two outstanding awards for their work on this home: first from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) in May of this year and then again last week from the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW). 

Judging panels, consisting of local and national remodelers, media personnel, architects, designers, and industry professionals - voted to award Irons Brothers Construction for their remodeling excellence. This new barrier-free suite will meet this family’s current and future needs for many years to come.

Barrier free bedroom

Additional details in this barrier-free suite include storage for medical equipment and supplies along with personal belongings, and an open layout that leaves room for caregivers to maneuver the large reclining power wheelchair. A ceiling-mounted Hoyer lift was installed to transfer our client in and out of bed. 

Luxury vinyl plank flooring combines the warm look of wood with durability and easy maintenance, while a low threshold sliding glass door provides access to the back yard.

Curbless shower in barrier free bathroom

The existing powder bathroom was expanded into the adjacent rec room, creating space for a large curbless shower. A floating sink/counter accommodates her wheelchair, while a side-mounted faucet allows our client to reach and operate the faucet on her own. A tall pull out cabinet next to the sink puts toiletries within easy reach.

Careful, yet practical, consideration is given to every project Irons Brothers Construction completes and have earned the company many awards and accolades for their outstanding work.

A detailed description of Irons Brothers Construction’s services and its commitment to clients can be seen at Irons Brothers. Keep up to date with their work and upcoming education & events on their social channels @ironsbc (Instagram & Facebook).


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