August 2020
Growing to NEW Heights with
JAX Mechanical
JAX Mechanical is a leading design-build contractor providing licensed contracting services for industrial and commercial projects. Our project management staff has over 30 years of experience in providing efficient delivery and safe execution of HVAC/mechanical projects and service, offering the best solutions with unparalleled responsiveness.

A warm welcome home to Barry Brockway, the original face behind JAX Mechanical
In 2011, Barry first joined JAX Refrigeration and led the effort to create the JAX Mechanical department. He developed the local and regional business relationships with General Contractors which led to a project award valuation of over $7.5M in less than two years. We are delighted for his return and look forward to the new directions he will help to guide the Mechanical department.

Big Plans for the Future of Mechanical
a note from Barry Brockway...
I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome that I have received since coming onboard as the Vice President of JAX Mechanical. Mark spoke highly of the current JAX Mechanical team prior to my arrival, and his praise has been justified in what I have experienced thus far throughout the organization. 

COVID-19 took a bite out of our sails after a fast start in 2020, and we have experienced some changes within the organization, but the arrow is pointing straight up as we navigate the new way of doing business with temperature checks and masks for everyone! 

My goal each day is to do a better job than the day before, and to serve the people that I represent better each day. I believe in the team concept and every person has a strength that is vital to our mission. Our vision as we finish 2020 strong is to get more projects with start dates this year, in order to meet the goals set in the beginning of the year. 

Great companies adapt to the changes that surround them and make necessary adjustments to maintain a position of strength. Our team is strong and we need to be focused on making ourselves stronger by being a company that is talked about favorably on every job site we work. Just remember, each day you represent our company and your actions help us in marketing our value to our customers. Our culture is about doing what is right every time and treating everyone with the respect they deserve. Thank you for your dedication and your commitment, and I truly look forward to working with every one of you.
Barry Brockway – Vice President, JAX Mechanical
Barry is a graduate from the United States Naval Academy and a certified Project Manager Professional. Barry is a retired Naval Flight Officer, retiring in 2007.  
A few highlights of his career include P-3 Mission Tactical Officer, USS American Tactical Action Officer, Joint Forces Air Component Air Commander on the USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Freedom, P-3 Maintenance Officer of squadron with 9 P-3C aircraft and led over 200 men and women in the Department, Program Manager for the overhaul of the USS John F. Kennedy leading 18 Senior Managers and 225 personnel accomplishing over 500 sub-projects. 
George P. Lang, Jr. – General Manager, JAX Mechanical - Jacksonville
George started with JAX Refrigeration in 2017 as a Project Manager. He has risen through the ranks to become a Senior Project Manager, and currently serves as the General Manager of our JAX Mechanical - Jacksonville, FL Office Operations. George has over 33 years of experience in the industry with beginnings as an apprentice, then as a mechanical superintendent in San Diego, California. He has been married for 30 and has 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Dana Yoho – General Manager, RHVACS
Dana joined Restaurant HVAC in July, 1990. At that time, the RHVACS office workforce consisted of Dana's two brothers, Bobby and Gary, as well as Gary’s wife, Evelyn. In a transition period, the team requested Dana run the construction department.
After starting with RHVACS, the company had six to eight people in the field. As a requirement, Gary and Bobby made Dana undergo a great deal of training before he could run the construction department. Initially, he worked in the field with John Cribbs, the main installer who had been with RHVACS since its inception. After 8 months in the field, Dana worked in the office with Gary and learned how to properly execute job take-offs, run field crews and communicate with customers. Ever since, he has managed the construction department for RHVACS.
Gary passed away in July, of 2011. Bobby, Evelyn, and Dana divided his duties, in order to continue operations. Since Bobby's retirement in 2019, Dana has assumed the role of General Manager for RHVACS.
Mark Rassano – National Director, JAX Mechanical Service
Retired United States Naval Chief Petty Officer, Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC and Refrigeration Industry. Mark built the JAX Mechanical Service department in 2006 and has systematically grown and successfully expanded the JAX Mechanical Service territory, which now includes all of Florida and Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas. Mark and his wife Patricia have 2 daughters, Toni and Keri and 2 grandchildren.
Larry Hardin – General Manager, JAX Mechanical - Tampa
Larry joined JAX Refrigeration in November of 2017 to manage the Mechanical office in Tampa, FL. He has over 35 years of experience in the HVAC field with specialty in estimating chill water systems, condenser water systems as well as additional systems for clients ranging from hospitals, museums, schools to casinos and more. He is originally from the Tampa area and enjoys fishing, hunting and watching football (both pro & college) in his spare time. Married to wife, Wanda for 35 years, the couple has one son, Taylor.
James Bordeau – Director of Preconstruction
James joined JAX with over 40 years experience in the mechanical construction field including estimating, project management, plus field installation of commercial and industrial plumbing and HVAC systems. His experience includes over 22 years of mechanical and conceptual estimating, 14 years of GC mechanical estimating and has supervised the mechanical estimating departments of three different contractors. James, a Marine Veteran, has over 30 years of government, and military design build estimating experience. He completed an apprenticeship program from local 110 and is certified in Estimation, Quick Pen digital on-screen mechanical estimating software and earned his LEED AP designation.
He brings his expertise to the JAX Mechanical department with a focus on the types of projects to bid, specifically guiding our team to find the right work with the right price.
With locations in Tampa, South Florida, Dallas, and all over the Southeastern US, JAX Refrigeration is here and ready to help!
Call us today for a quote: 904-249-1400
JAX Announcements
JAX would like to announce a new employee!

JAX Refrigeration is excited to add Ralph Walker to the #JAXFamily. Ralph will be our new National Parts Manager for the Refrigeration Department. Originally from Mobile, AL he comes to us with 25 years of industrial refrigeration experience. Happily married to Emily Walker for 22 years, they have three children William 15, Leah 12, and James 7. Welcome Ralph! #newhire #HVAC #fridgie #refrigeration #welcome
The all new JAX Headquarters is nearing completion. The site features two phases: Phase I (completed in December), the 5,000-square-foot building that will house our Mechanical Service Department, and Phase II, a 15,000-square-foot, two-story headquarters building along Ninth Street. Construction has remained “pretty much on schedule,” despite the pandemic.

“A couple of things slowed us down because of COVID, mainly someone was tested where we got the structural steel so we had to wait a couple of days while they checked on the manufacturer…but other than that, things have gone really well,” President, Mark Lowery, said. “The outside will be finished in early August, so then we’ll get into the interior finishes, so we’re looking good on our schedule.”

Fashioned after an historic lighthouse in Curacao, the new building will feature a lighthouse in the center for a modern twist. The interior will have a very industrial look with a more collaborative space. “It’s going to be a good work environment. We’re all working remotely now, and it will be a bit different when we move in with social distancing and all, but I want to encourage collaboration so I’m looking forward to getting in there and working together,” says Mark.
You've probably already heard about how much we believe in our JAX Family, in the quality of our people, their values and hard work that help make our company great. But you don't have to take our word for it, check in here for the latest on what people are saying about us.

I recently had the pleasure of working with JAX on a project in Mooresville, North Carolina. We were highly satisfied with the JAX Team's performance, especially the constant communication and meeting schedules from the office staff to the field personnel.
– AJ, Project Manager
2020's Got Us Like...
Charles ended our shop safety streak! 2020 has been a doozy for sure. He should be okay though, nothing a bottle or tequila can’t fix! *no JAX employee was injured in this photo :)
Blue's Masterpiece
Our talented Travis Blue built this masterpiece, an Emergency Pressure Controls System, onsite in Savannah with a hammer and a crescent. The gauge board and tubing will be installed next. Way to go Travis!
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration is proud to be kicking off a project for a new Industrial Food & Beverage Customer in sunny Laredo Texas this month! JAX Refrigeration continues to grow and build Partnerships, becoming their desired GO-TO contractor. We are proud of the Partnerships we have built, which reflects the quality of our dedicated and professional staff, which is where our strength comes from.
 
We applaud the efforts of our field crew and service technicians as we wrap projects and begin startup on multiple projects throughout the United States.
 
We would like to welcome our new Refrigeration Parts Manager, Ralph Walker, to the JAX Team.
EVAPCO Evaporative Condenser cells at
Cargill in North Kingstown, RI.
GEA compressors (supporting +38 deg F spaces as well as low temp system for freezer) in machine room at Cargill.
As we continue to deal with Covid and Hurricane season MEAS-JAX reminds everyone to stay safe. We are here to assist you when the need arise.

Thank you for your support.
Stay safe and healthy.

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.

Concrete Pour Backs from UNDG.
Sanitary install
Installing Drop Box Diffusers
Sand Trap Install
Roof Curbs Sealed and Dry (in-progress)
JAX Mechanical is currently working on a large manufacturing facility installation (1st of 3 recently Awarded Projects with a valued GC Partner) for an American multinational technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. This Project is in Erlinger, Kentucky and utilizes both JAX Mechanical and Plumbing services. From start to finish, this multi-million dollar job will take 8 weeks to complete.
Our JAX Mechanical
department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX – Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Whether your project requires retrofitting an existing commercial/industrial facility, or installing a plumbing system in a new facility, you can count on the plumbing team at JAX Refrigeration. Our installation capabilities are performed by a group of quality-focused plumbers.

JAX offers full commercial/industrial plumbing services including installation of interior plumbing systems, sewers and drain systems, vents, water piping, fixtures, finishes and related equipment for specific building projects of any size.

Our team of experienced plumbing professionals are with you from the design phase through installation and subsequent maintenance, strictly adhering to industrial safety and building code standards on all plumbing projects.
 
Specialized, Industrial Plumbing Services
  • Commercial solar hot water heating systems
  • Certified cross-connection surveyors and back-flow preventer installation, testing, and service

Utility Piping
Utility piping construction requires a unique combination of engineering know-how and in-the-field expertise. Our pipe fitting experts can support a broad range of facility needs with code-compliant installations performed by certified welders. Our pipe fitters work interchangeably between the shop and field.

Our Piping Engineering Expertise Includes:
  • Steam and condensate systems
  • Hot and chilled water systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Potable and non-potable water systems
  • Sewer and wastewater systems
  • Natural gas installation, certification, and repair
  • Industrial gas systems
  • Process cooling and heating systems
Welcome to the JAX family of customers!

Tilly's
The Children’s Place
Pacific Dental in Orlando, Florida
Carter's Infant Clothes
Thrive Vet Centers
Dyson Vacuum Service Center in Tampa, Florida
ASICS Shoes in Orlando Florida
Mavis Discount Tires in Clearwater, Florida
My Eye Doctor in Seminole, Florida
The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida
(Special thanks to Barry Brockway and Mark Lowery for the lead on this huge preventive maintenance contract)

*** We are currently looking to hire some rack techs,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
2021 Expansion:
We're growing! Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be JAX Mechanical Service's next new service area. This will allow us to link the entire I-10 corridor from Jacksonville, Florida to Texas. We have commitments from our current customer base who welcome our expansion. They will be able to utilize our expertise to service their current customer base. Our customers have made requests and we've done our best to listen and respond to their needs.

Texas ship yards:
We are currently working on a rollout to approach the shipyards from Galveston, TX to Tampa, FL. This approach would include servicing the equipment at the yards, as well as the dredges and some ships. Our team will be traveling to Galveston and along the coast to meet facility leaders of the yards face-to-face. Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS is a huge ship builder in the gulf and remains at the top of companies to contact. We will be utilizing the same approach used for our clients Great Lakes Dredge and the North Florida Ship yards. For over two years JAX Mechanical Service has been the official HVAC/R service provider for both of these companies and we will enter the gulf and Tampa markets with high recommendations from them.

JAX Mechanical Service – (904) 435-9010.
You can expect the best from our well-trained and COVID-19 ready technicians.
JAXCool was awarded an extremely large door and window installation project on a massive chicken plant in Utah. The project will consist of a turn key installation of 228 each fiberglass, reinforced plastic (FRP) personnel doors, Stainless Steel personnel doors, impact doors and electric horizontal sliding doors. Also included is 138 each Stainless Steel “clean” windows. The installation will included cutting the insulated metal panels, routing the foam core, installing required HDPE bucking, trimming out the opening and then mounting the doors and windows in the openings. The project will start in September and complete the end of October.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) centers its services on the supply and installation of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and kitchen hood ventilation for restaurants. RHVACS provides economical turnkey designs, and when combined with the full range of industry-related services at JAX Refrigeration, offers comprehensive one-stop service solutions for your entire project.
 
Our Restaurant HVAC Specialty Team is wrapping up a Culver’s Restaurant in Margate, FL. RHVACS started this project on 03/18/20 and this location should be turned over to operations by mid-August.
Advantage
JAX Ind is a turnkey engineering procurement and manufacturing department underneath the JAX Refrigeration umbrella and is focused on manufacturing new and existing skid solutions for the power, fuel and gas industries. JAX Ind operates at our 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and carries D1.1 and ASME Section IX welding qualifications.

All material and equipment is thoroughly inspected and inventoried upon receipt as it moves through our production/manufacturing facility. As we continue to move toward certification, JAX Ind still operates with inspection and test plans in line with ISO 9001. We perform full QA/QC and FAT prior to shipment to validate acceptance and final approval.
Our Focus
JAX Ind is focused on providing integrated skid solutions, with a focus on safety, quality and design efficiency. Our team’s core, from inner management to the fitters and welders in the shop, operates in unity with a similar process flow as ISO compliance, in order to ensure product satisfaction is provided.
The 2020 Hurricane Season is now upon us and weather forecasters are predicting a very active season for the Atlantic. Planning for hurricanes and other potential disasters can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it may be especially so.

Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you and your family stay safe during hurricane season this year. Start now to avoid the stress and worry later.

  • Develop an evacuation plan
  • Assemble disaster supplies
  • Get an insurance check up
  • Strengthen your home
  • Help your neighbors
  • Complete a written plan

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION
Make sure you have everything you’ll need to get in touch with your family either through cellular phones or email.
MEDICAL NEEDS
Be equipped to tend to any current or unexpected medical conditions your family may have. CRITICAL
DOCUMENTS
Place any important documents in a waterproof container to help keep them dry and easily accessible.
TOOLS AND SAFETY ITEMS
Small items like matches, flashlights, a multi-purpose tool, and a whistle can make a huge difference for your family while weathering the storm.
FOOD/SUPPLIES
Have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your family. Remember to pack anything specific to your family’s needs.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
Practicing good hygiene can stop the spread of bacteria and infectious disease.
PROTECTIVE GEAR
Protect yourself by packing warm clothes and blankets to prevent hypothermia. Don’t forget protective footwear and gloves too.
COMFORT & PRICELESS ITEMS
You may be away from your home for an extended period and your property may be damaged. Grab any items that are irreplaceable or may provide comfort to your family, especially your children.Ask yourself, “What would I need for myself and my family if a hurricane struck?” Add any of these specific items to your Hurricane Preparedness Checklist.

Returning to School During COVID-19
Returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic may not feel like normal – at least for a while. But having safety plans – and making sure schools have the resources needed to follow them –​ can help protect students, teachers, staff, and families.​
Here are some quick tips for the start of the new school year:
  • Model the behavior expected of your child and talk through the new expectations/rules
  • Check daily for signs of illness. If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher they should not go to school. Make sure your child does not have a sore throat or other signs of illness, like a cough, diarrhea, severe headache, vomiting, or body aches.
  • Review proper hand washing techniques
  • Develop daily routines before and after school—for example, things to pack for school in the morning (like hand sanitizer and an additional (back up) cloth face covering) and things to do when you return home (like washing hands immediately and washing worn cloth face coverings).
  • Talk to your child about precautions to take at school. Children may be advised to:
  • Wash and sanitize their hands more often.
  • Keep physical distance from other students.
  • Wear a cloth face covering.
  • Avoid sharing objects with other students, including water bottles, devices, writing instruments, and books.
  • Use hand sanitizer (that contains at least 60% alcohol.)
  • Monitor how they feel and tell an adult if they are not feeling well.
Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of activities and events.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy August
Work Anniversary!
Nineteen Years
(RHVACS)
Frank Everhart

Three Years
Julius Eggleton

Two Years
Craig Callahan
Ruyberth Castaneda

One Year
Morgen Bowman
Danielle Taylor
Happy August
Birthday!
Gilberto Rodriguez-Vasquez 8/2
Jason Nalley  8/4
David DeWoody 08/07
Angela Tennant 8/8
Luis Melendez-Avalos  8/9
Travis Locklear  8/11
Nicholas Krause 08/13
Josse Miranda 8/14
Leigh Ann Austin  8/21
William Carr 08/21
John Saults  8/25
Michelle Smith 8/26
Each month, JAX offers a new list of refrigeration HVAC and mechanical parts at a discounted rate for a limited time. Remember, parts purchases always count toward our Customer Rewards Program for eligible clients. Learn more HERE!