December 2020
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Reflecting, Reviewing & ReNEWing!
2020 has been one for the books! Before we look forward to leaving the pandemic behind us and beginning an exciting new chapter for JAX Refrigeration, Inc., we would like to recognize our JAX Family’s contribution to another successful YEAR!
Operationally, our team has adapted and deftly navigated a plethora of challenges. While COVID devastated countless businesses nationwide, JAX has managed to strengthen and grow. As one of very few specialty contracting businesses that has increased market share and consistently hired throughout the pandemic, JAX has set the stage for an impressive 2021. We have established ourselves with several NEW customers, both general contractors and end users, while maintaining and growing our long-established partnerships and relationships. We are proud and excited about where we stand as a company looking toward the future.
Overall we have achieved our budget goals and steadily improved our operational efficiency, enjoying steady growth and expansion company-wide. We are heading into the new year with a streamlined and dedicated operational staff.
We've moved to our new HQ!
2020 has been another great year here at JAX, both operationally and through our charitable efforts (money raised and hours volunteered). While our ability to host, sponsor and attend charity events decreased due to COVID, our JAX Family has certainly kept our tradition of GIVING alive! We have rolled out several exciting initiatives, which has set the stage for impressive developments to come. JAX has moved into our NEW Headquarters complex, which has brought ALL of our departments closer together for unparalleled collaborative service.
Our Coverage is Expanding!
As we close out 2020, we have over 200 employees working for JAX nationwide. JAX Refrigeration, Inc. holds 50+ Professional Engineering & Contracting Licenses throughout the US & other Foreign Jurisdictions.
Our SEVEN major Industry Departments: JAX Refrigeration, MEAS (Mechanical Engineering and Solutions), JAX Cool, JAX Mechanical, JAX Piping, JAX Ind, and RHVACS (Restaurant HVAC Specialty) work symbiotically to ensure a seamless process from start to finish.
JAX would like to welcome Aaron Pendleton, our new Field Services Supervisor for Refrigeration Service. Following in his father's footsteps, Aaron began his career in ammonia refrigeration a week out of high school. He transitioned into construction as a pipefitter and taught himself to weld. After working 4 years as a welder he decided to switch to service. The decision proved to be a wise one and he was swiftly running calls and manning his own truck in the Cincinnati, OH area for the last 3 years. Aaron is thrilled to join the Jax family and becoming the Field Services Manager in the Ohio area. Welcome to the team, Aaron!
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.

Miguel Mendoza (JAX Cool Foreman) has been recognized for his efforts on an
Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Project in Utah. Keep up the good work, Miguel!
“I just wanted to send a quick note of appreciation for everything that
Miguel has been doing for us… He is doing an amazing job and very easy to
coordinate things with… Please keep him here to the end… Kudos to JAX as a
whole for being such a great partner… Thanks!”

– Ken, Project Superintendent
Department Updates
We are experts in the engineering, design, installation, maintenance and service of industrial and commercial refrigeration systems. Our ability to be a single-source for multiple industry disciplines allows us to stay one step ahead, reducing scope gap between trades and alleviating potential conflicts with a strength of communication our competitors can’t match. Serving multiple industries, we offer industry-leading design and construction, with a dedicated focus on SAFETY and RESPONSIVENESS. JAX Refrigeration has earned a strong reputation on the national stage as a Top Design/Build Refrigeration and Specialty Contracting Firm.
Primary Markets
Food + Beverage
Process Industries
Cold Storage + Blast Freezing
Ammonia • CO2 • Freon
Glycol • Alternative Refrigerants + Combinations
MEAS (Mechanical Engineering and Solutions) offers the best in Mechanical Engineering and Design solutions. MEAS is led by one of the most experienced design teams in North America. Our competitive advantage lies with our experience in providing the latest innovation in design and Design/Build services. Our degreed and licensed professional engineers each have more than 20 years’ experience in the industrial refrigeration industry.
System design
  • Schematic documents – Conceptual
  • Design documents – 30% Design
  • Construction documents – fully signed and sealed designs
Technical solutions
  • System assessments
  • Piping code compliance
  • Peer reviews
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Natural and chemical Refrigerants
  • Low charge System Designs
  • Cascade systems (both compression and volatile brine)
  • Single-stage, Multi-stage and Economized Systems
  • Flow down Systems, utilizing electronic or mechanical floats
Package systems
  • Hydronic System Design, including process glycol

Process Safety Information
  • Mass and energy balance
  • Fit for Service assessments
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Refrigeration inventory calculations
  • Engine room ventilation calculations
  • Safety relief header calculations
  • Mechanical integrity inspections
  • Standard operating procedures

  • Underfloor package systems
  • Packaged chiller systems
  • Packaged refrigeration systems
From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
Photos from a recent project for Amazon. The team installed 14-25 Ton roof top units, 5-Roof exhaust fans and 1-Mini Split Condenser which was lifted from the staging area in the parking lot to the roof of the 40' tall structure. We had a total of 16 picks, that were completed in just over 32 minutes. This is an average of 1 pick every 2 minutes!!! Sean Smallwood (Project Superintendent) and his team did a Great job of making this Helicopter a SAFE and Successful Lift. We used AirCrane out of Atlanta Georgia, who were true professionals at what they do!!!
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.
"I'm honored to be welcomed into the JAXFamily heading up the JAX Piping department. Please contact me today for any of your plumbing and piping needs. I look forward to working with you!"

John Cogburn
Director of JAX Piping
JAX Refrigeration, Inc.
Main: 904.249.1400
Mobile: 904.334.3853
5 Tips to Prep Your HVAC Unit for Winter
In order to keep your HVAC’s heat pump working properly, here are a few tips from us to maximize efficiency, safety, and comfort:
1. Replace the Air Filter
Replacing the air filters all year long is a good habit to improve the health of your HVAC unit. An air filter serves two purposes: keeping particulates and dust out of your HVAC unit as well as filtering the air in your home. Replacing your air filter regularly can drastically prolong the life of your HVAC unit, and using an allergen filter can also improve your indoor air quality. We recommend that you replace your air filter every month for optimum filtering.
2. Clean the Air Ducts
Even with the best filters, the air ducts in your home can collect dust, allergens, mold, and other contaminants throughout the year. When you turn on the heat, these contaminants may react with the heat and their effects can become more severe. Fall is the perfect time to schedule a duct cleaning service to ensure your ducts are ready for the heat.
3. Examine the Belt
Inside your HVAC unit, there is a belt that powers the blower, moving the air through the outdoor compressor. You can check this belt for issues such as cracks or damage. If you see any of these signs, it will need to be replaced. These belts wear down over time, especially in states like Florida, with its high temperatures and prolonged AC use.
4. Inspect the Vents
It’s easy to forget that the vents in your home are an important piece of your HVAC system. Make sure that the vents in your home aren’t blocked by furniture or other items that could obstruct the airflow. Poor airflow to your HVAC unit can cause it to work harder to pump the air, putting unnecessary stress on your unit.
5. Schedule Maintenance
As the winter season approaches, the wisest choice you can make to protect your HVAC unit is to schedule maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician. A technician can inspect all aspects of your unit and knows where to find potential issues that may lead to problems or danger down the line.
Call JAX Mechanical Services for Winter HVAC Preparation
JAX Mechanical Services has served Florida and Dallas Texas for years. We offer services that range from HVAC maintenance, HVAC installation, as well as HVAC repair. Our main focus is to keep your facility safe and comfortable all year long, while providing honest service with integrity. If you have any questions about your HVAC unit and prepping it for the winter, give us a call. (904) 435-9010

*** We are currently looking to hire rack technicians,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:
  1. Edward Jones Investments, (2) locations, Palm Beach Florida and Temple Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. Burlington Coat Factory in Orlando Florida, for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  3. Kedra Scott Fashions in Orlando Florida, for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
JAX Mechanical Service – (904) 435-9010.
You can expect the best from our well-trained and COVID-19 ready technicians.
JAXCool just completed an interior IMP wall replacement at a peanut roasting facility in Georgia on a shutdown schedule. Cool had 5 days to replace 120 lf of 4” thick 1 hour rated mineral wool insulated metal walls panels with 304 2B stainless steel finish on both sides x 24’ tall. We utilized 12 men x 12-15 hours per day to make this happen. To make things more difficult the only access into the room is through an exterior door 27’ above the ground so we had to put all of our materials including scissor lifts in and out of that door. Job was completed on time and within budget.
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 in Venice, FL. RHVACS started this project on 09/08/20 and this Culver’s should be turned over to operations by the middle of December.
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.
Merry Christmas from all of us at JAX!
With locations in Jacksonville, 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
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy December
Work Anniversary!
Twenty-seven Years
Mike Brim

Four Years
John Davis

Three Years
Robert Jukes
Eric Merino Soto

One Year
David Oehlers
Eugene Orlando

Happy December
Sean Smallwood 12/3
Mark Rassano 12/6
Nicholas Ray 12/6
Samantha Lowery 12/11
Mark Lowery 12/14
Kyle Bryant 12/15
David Bailey 12/19
Cole Preiss  12/19
Brian Jobe  12/20
Alex Garcia  12/21
Cameron Brown 12/25
Ekle Small  12/27
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!