December 2019
2019 has been quite a year for JAX Refrigeration! We'd like to take a moment to highlight some of our favorite success stories with you, our JAXFamily.

Operationally, 2019 has been a very successful year. We developed many NEW Customers, both General Contractors and End Users. We have maintained and grown our established partnerships and relationships with past customers.

We'd like to congratulate a few departments that saw the most growth this past year:
  • Mechanical Service - 25% increase
  • Refrigeration - 15% increase
  • Cool - 14% increase
  • Refrigeration Service - 6% increase

Overall we have strong revenue growth company-wide and are heading into the new year with a streamlined operational staff.
2019 has been another record year here at JAX, both operationally and through our charitable efforts (money raised and hours volunteered). The year has set the stage for many exciting developments to come. JAX will move its headquarters to our new loccation - scheduled for Spring of 2020.
Our Coverage is Expanding!
As we close out 2019, we have over 200 employees working for JAX nationwide. JAX Refrigeration holds 50+ Professional Engineering & Contracting Licenses throughout the US & other Foreign Jurisdictions.

Our six major industry departments JAX Refrigeration, JAX Mechanical, MEAS (Mechanical Engineering and Solutions), JAX Cool, JAX Ind, and RHVACS (Restaurant HVAC Specialty) work symbiotically to ensure a seamless process from start to finish.
2019 Awards
Ranked #26, Fast-50
Fastest Growing Companies in Jacksonville

Ultimate CEO
Mark Lowery honored as one of the Top CEOs in Jacksonville

Ranked #2
Top HVAC Contractors

Ranked #26
Top Engineering Firms

Top 600 Specialty Contractors (Nationwide)
Ranked #13 Top Specialty Contractors
(3 Years in a Row!)
2019 Northeast FL Outstanding
Corporate Advocates for Children Award
#44, Fast-100
List of 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida 
(3 Years in a Row!) #2557
Just some of the notable events JAX is honored to have been part of:
  • May 29, 2019 – Ramiro Ramirez became a US Citizen (JAX Cool) 
  • Cammie Naff (DCT Dreamer) “A Great Night on the Ice”
  • Souper Bowl Party IV (BIBS / JAX Cares)
  • Springing the Blues Festival
  • Furyk & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic
  • Kyds & Jaffi’s Annual Fashion Show (DCT of Jacksonville)
  • Dreams Come True Golf Classic
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Fancy Pants Party
  • Calais Campbell Bowling Classic
  • JAX Speech and Hearing FIN Fest
  • Dreams Come True “Dream Day”
  • April 30, 2019 – JAX “New HQ” Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking Celebration
  • Cars & ‘Q for the Cause (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
  • Dreams Come True 5K Walk, Run & Roll (DCT)
  • Dreams Come True – Dream Sponsor – Cammie Naff (Zookeeper for a Day + Disney)
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Mayor’s Packing Day
Thank you for a wonderful year!
Visit Our Chair at
Deck the Chairs 2019!
Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs (JBDTC) is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Marking its sixth year in community service, JBDTC gathers community to decorate and display the Beaches lifeguard chairs during the month of December to promote local business, instill public pride, and share cultural diversity through creative expression. Free and open to the public, the light display aims to provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays. All net proceeds from JBDTC will benefit the historic Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Jacksonville Beach. Deck The Chairs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
Exhibit Open Every Night
November 23 - January 1
5:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Beaches Go Green Octopus Garden
Open through January 1

Holiday Light Show
at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM
Every Weekend

All Activities Subject to Change and May Be Effected by Inclement Weather.
JAX Named Outstanding Corporate Advocate for Children
JAX Refrigeration & JAXCares recognized as Outstanding Corporate Advocate for Children
(Northeast FL 2019)

Florida's Children First believes that all children have the right to food, clothing, housing, education, medical care, property and personal privacy. Most children have parents who take care of their needs and protect their rights. But thousands of children in Florida rely on state agencies to meet some or all of their needs. FCF exists to protect the rights of those children.
FCF works to improve the government and private systems that exist to serve children. This is done in several ways: Executive Branch Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, Procedural Rule Advocacy, Support for Former Foster Youth, Training and Support of Attorneys.
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.

You guys always bend over backwards
for me, so we are very proud to wear the JAX Refrigeration logo & represent your awesome company!
- Tabitha
Tyson Foods
JAX Around Town
Holidays can be a very stressful time for Dreamers and their families due to the financial strain of ongoing medical treatments. Many of our families simply do not have the time or resources to purchase gifts or groceries in preparation for special occasions because their lives are focused on making their child healthy again. JAX is excited to announce that we have adopted a Dream Family this year for Christmas.

Dreamer: Angel
Age: 17
Diagnosis: Sickle Cell Anemia (a red blood cell disease)

If you're interested in taking part in making the holidays special for Angel and her family, please click here for a wish list. The deadline to deliver to the JAX Refrigeration headquarters is December 9. If you choose to buy anything on Amazon, please know that Dreams Come True is a charity you can support through AmazonSmile . Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Dreams Come True of Jacksonville when selecting the charity.
Department Updates
While JAX holds a wealth of experience completing Design/Build projects nationwide, sometimes we like to keep it a little closer to home. Our Refrigeration Department is currently executing a sizable project in Georgia, including the installation of several new compressors, condensers, evaporators, high temp, medium temp, and low temp recirculating chillers, as well as an underfloor warming system.

JAX is always eager and ready to take on industrial refrigeration projects large and small, and has the capacity to handle multi-million dollar projects.
MEAS offers Mechanical Integrity, Fit for Service, Relief Header Calculations and Machine Room Design audits to meet your PSI needs.

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
The JAX Mechanical team is proud to announce a new project, an expansion of the Gainesville Airport Terminal. The airport is adding a new 16,300 square foot terminal to the existing structure with renovations to some existing common areas. The project duration is expected to be nearly one year.
JAX Mechanical will be responsible for the complete install of mechanical equipment and duct work:
  • 2 RTU’s with VFD’s: (1) 10 ton + (1) 25 ton
  • 2 AHU’s with VFD: (1) 35 ton & (1) 40 ton
  • Installation of 15 FTU’s with a combined total of 12,775 CFM
  • (6) EFs with a combined total of 8,185 CFM
  • Addition of (6) VAV’s: (4) of with heating + (2) with cooling - combined total of 2,940 CFM
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
Congratulations to
Regional Manager Jansen and Emma Smith on the birth of a son Silas Riot Smith. 9lbs. 12 oz.
Congratulations to Morgen Bowman and Mike King on their graduation at Starbucks University. They are now certified to perform work at any Starbucks.
JAX Mechanical Service
HVAC Tip Of the Month
When It’s Time to Get Your HVAC Repaired:
While you should be scheduling annual tune-ups for your heating and air conditioning systems, there are many indicators that it could be time for other repairs. It is important to take note of changes in HVAC system efficiency. If you notice any of the following common HVAC-related problems, call our team for heating and cooling repairs.
  • Soaring energy bills
  • Uneven temperatures throughout your facility
  • HVAC system constantly running
  • Loud or unusual noises coming from the unit
  • Restricted airflow
If you notice any of these problems Call JAX Mechanical Service at 904-430-9010 for solutions to all your HVAC needs.

Happy Holidays Everyone!
JAXCool is beginning installation of an underfloor vapor barrier for a cold storage and logistcs company in South Florida.

JAX Cool provides an entire range of thermal construction solutions to meet every project’s need, whether securing a thermal envelope for a single room, an entire building or custom-creating insulated metal panel ductwork. We have extensive experience in low-temperature construction and understand the importance of the compliance and safety details for food processing facilities.
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 has recently wrapped up a Culver's Restaurant in Apex, North Carolina. RHVACS started this project on 7/31/19, and this Culver's Restaurant opened in early November.
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.
Happy December
Work Anniversary!
Twenty-Six Years
Cameron Brown

Four Years
Tate Brandon

Three Years
John Davis

Two Years
Robert Jukes
Eric Merino Soto

One Year
Polly Bodin
Henry Medel
Happy December Birthday!
Lawrence Lubyonne 12/5
Blen Young 12/5
Mark Rassano 12/6
Shawn Nations 12/9
Samantha Lowery 12/11
Mark Lowery 12/14
Christopher Bryant 12/15
David Bailey 12/19
Brian Jobe 12/20
Anissa Duncan 12/24
Cameron Brown 12/25
Chris Saltzmann 12/25
Danny Washburn 12/26
Michael Gebhard 12/27
Ekle Small 12/27
Eric Merino Soto 12/30
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!