February 2021
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
JAX Project Spotlight
JAX has an exciting list of upcoming projects slated for 2021. To celebrate our success, we're inviting you to take a look back at a few projects completed by our various Departments over the years. We are proud of the role we have played in so many different types of projects and are dedicated to continual improvement. A big THANK YOU to our Project Management and Field Teams for making JAX one of the premier Design/Build Contractors in the United States!
Take a tour of some of our featured projects

JAX Refrigeration, Inc. was contracted to Design and Install Refrigeration Systems for a 200,000-square-foot Protein slicing and packaging facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. MEAS provided full Engineering Design, including stamped and signed Drawings, P&IDs, Layouts, Schedules, and PSM for the Refrigeration System. JAX Refrigeration furnished and installed all related compressors, condensers, recirculators, receivers, evaporators, penthouse units, vessels, and RMAUs, along with associated hangers, stands, piping, valves, and fittings. JAX Refrigeration Service executed System Startup, along with pressure testing, vacuum, charge, pull-down, and Commissioning.

This project was successfully completed in 2020.

JAX Refrigeration was contracted to design and install the Ammonia Refrigeration System, as well as install associated HVAC and insulated metal panel walls, doors, and thermal underfloor for a Facility located in West Jordan, Utah. The project scope included Freezers and Coolers for dry sausage processing, along with other facility Refrigeration System upgrades.
JAX Refrigeration was the Engineer of Record for this project, also performing the Refrigeration, Mechanical (HVAC), and Thermal (IMP) installation. The project included the installation of hygienic air handling units and a new central ammonia machine room to support the grinding, cooking, drying, packaging, and shipment of product.
JAX held an integral role in this project, which required delicate coordination with the various processing
equipment, robotics, and drying room suppliers (from Italy). JAX worked with local jurisdictions to ensure
that nearby neighborhoods were protected per best practices and local codes.

This project was successfully completed in 2011,
along with additional major Projects in 2014 and 2015.

JAX Refrigeration was chosen as the Design/Build Refrigeration Contractor for the renovation of an existing Plant in Raeford, North Carolina, in 2015. JAX was responsible for the Design and Installation of the Refrigeration System, which also involved the relocation of existing equipment among facilities.
JAX Refrigeration was the Engineer of Record for this project, also performing installation of Refrigeration Systems and all associated items. JAX worked directly with local jurisdictions to ensure that nearby neighborhoods were protected per best practices and local codes. Following this Project, JAX continued to successfully collaborate directly with the end-user, providing Refrigeration Service and Parts for this Raeford, North Carolina Facility among others.

This project was successfully completed in 2016.
JAX Refrigeration was contracted for the refrigeration scope of a cold storage Project in Daytona Beach, Florida when this major grocery chain expanded its distribution center in Daytona Beach. The facility now boasts a new 101,125 square foot freezer warehouse complex, helping to grow the retailer’s
capabilities in the area. JAX Refrigeration installed (2) separate Ammonia Refrigeration Systems on the same property. The first building was dedicated to a 70,000 square foot Freezer. The second building was utilized for Cooler space and a small Process Area inside the 260,000 square foot Cooler.
This Distribution Center was completed near the close of 2015 and now services the Southeastern United States region, employing 450 workers and 100 delivery drivers.

This project was successfully completed in 2015.
A very special Happy 10th Anniversary
with JAX Refrigeration to John Osborn!
John began with JAX Refrigeration in February of 2011. As a Lead Superintendent for our Refrigeration department, John is one of our most valued employees. He provides quality work in a safe and efficient manner. As a testament to his peers’ appreciation and respect, read what those who work closest with him have to say:

“John has been a great superintendent for JAX. He has always been willing to do whatever it takes (and more!) than he is asked. Even though he has extensive knowledge and experience, he continually asks questions to make sure there is no rework needed and tasks are done to perfection. He is truly a pleasure to have on our staff. He puts his family at the top of his list, and that makes us proud. "

John truly lives our core values!! 
A picture of him should be posted by them!

Happy 10th Anniversary, and thank you for all you do for JAX!” — Mark Lowery

“I haven’t known John long, but I can say his reputation says it all. He really is a pleasure to work with, and I all look forward to many more great projects with John.” — Grant Sherman

“7 years ago John, Kenny Bennett, Cliff and I were headed to a Harris Teeter shut down at midnight, jamming out to KC & JOJO’s, 'All My Life'. Big John, the country boy, jamming out to KC and JOJO - LOL! Another time, we were having breakfast at McDonald’s, and John got egg stuck in his eye from a Sausage & Egg McMuffin. Not sure how you do that but he should have been wearing his PPE! 
TRUE Stories!” — Doug Johnson
JAX Refrigeration IN-HOUSE mobile COVID
Testing for Employees
JAX is constantly working to enhance the safety and well-being of our valued employees. On Monday, January 14, 2021, JAX held a team mobile COVID testing at our HQ Main Office building. We had a strong turnout and appreciate the healthcare professionals for their efforts and professionalism.
This month, we're taking our Grapevine section of the newsletter on a behind-the-scenes tour.

We have officially moved into our new headquarters complex. The 19,000 sf space brings our entire Jacksonville, Florida based team together under one roof (technically two, but they share the same parking lot). We are proud of our unique and stylish new HOME and appreciate the continued patience, efforts and commitment from our JAX Team throughout the construction and moving process.
We look forward to settling in and making new memories in our new HQ as we begin the next chapter in the JAX Refrigeration, Inc. success story!
The new headquarters is located at
901 7th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration is approaching the completion of another successful project! This new facility in Laredo, TX, was strategically located to assist with the distribution of Product. JAX has delivered a state-of-the-art Industrial Refrigeration system that will satisfy all of their current needs, including the infrastructure necessary for future growth.
With SAFETY being our Number 1 Core Values, we are excited to say that we had another 10,000+ hours on this Project without an incident or injury!
Natural Refrigerants are the future-proof way to go. As California SNAP program set to reduce HFCs to a 150-GWP cap beginning in 2022 and the EPA to implement reductions to 15% of 2011-2013 levels by 2036. Implement the Future today with a Natural Refrigerant system by MEAS.
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.
JAX Mechanical is currently working on several Projects. The Project pictured above is a church that features high ceilings. All ductwork was required to be within the structure, and the ceiling is within inches of the bottom of the steel.

Another Project underway required in-wall plumbing. The photos below show the DWV (drain, waste and vent) for chase walls, along with hot / cold water piping. Water Closet (toilets) carriers were installed before chase walls were built for easy access.
Our JAX Mechanical
department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX – Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Plumbing - JAX Piping offering fullfull Commercial/ Industrial installation of interior Plumbing systems, sewers and drain systems, vents, water piping, fixtures, finishes and related equipment for Projects of any size. Our installation capabilities are performed by an experienced group of quality-focused Plumbing professionals.
JAX Piping is 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
General Plumbing
Process Piping
Compressed Air
Steam Systems
Stainless-Steel Piping
Carbon Steel Piping
Oil/Water Separation
Water Treatment
Natural Gas / Propane Installation, Certification and Repair
Medical Gas
Solar Heating Systems
Budget Generation
Constructability Review
Scheduling Analysis
Life Cycle Costs
Building Automation Modeling
"I'm honored to be a part of 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
Our JAX Mechanical Service Department fields the following
common questions on a daily basis:
How long should a cooling system last?
Life expectancy depends on the amount of cooling run time and how often the system receives preventative maintenance. In some parts of the country, the average residential cooling system’s run time is as much as 2,500 hours per year. Thus, after around 30,000 hours of cooling run time (12 years), your AC system will start to wear out, and you might consider replacement versus repair(s).
Proper (and consistent) preventative maintenance extends the life of an AC system.

Indoor air quality and system operation?
An out-of-warranty system that requires frequent repairs may be more than an expensive nuisance — it could also be unhealthy, even unsafe in some instances. Old dirty indoor coils, dirty burners, and cracked heat exchangers (if you have gas heat) will definitely affect the quality of the air you breathe and will affect proper system operation.
If you think it may be time to replace your system, make an appointment for a system check-up before hot weather comes knocking. By evaluating the current condition of your equipment, we can help make your decision easy. Call JAX Mechanical @ 904-435-9010.
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:
  1. Snooze Eatery (2) locations in Austin Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and reactive service.
  2. Plains Capital Bank (3) locations, Irving, Frisco, and Arlington Texas, for quarterly preventive maintenance and reactive service.
As 2021 approaches, we wanted to take a moment to give you a sneak peak into what is on the horizon for our JAX Mechanical - Texas Team in the upcoming year. We want you to be aware of where we will be and where we can go to service your needs. Also in 2021, we will be offering a new line of service that will fall under our HVAC vertical to help your customers battle this pandemic that our nation faces.
In 2021 we will be adding Indoor Air Quality Inspections for all customers in Florida and Texas. This line of service is a new part of our HVAC Vertical and will greatly help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other harmful pathogens. This service includes the inspection and analysis of the air quality in a given location, along with solutions that we can employ to improve air quality in that space. These practices have already been put into place and are giving our customers great relief, knowing that their employees and customers are in a safe environment with clean air and surfaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please let us know if you are interested in offering this service to your customers through JAX Refrigeration and Mechanical Services.
Congratulations to our Mechanical Service department for receiving the Trane Excellence Award. The team has been recognized for its sales performance with Trane and a mutual goal to achieve premier customer service. Way to represent the #JAXFamily, team!
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. Also, if you have any questions about your preparing your HVAC System for 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***
Safety is one of JAX Refrigeration’s Core Values. Here at JAXCool, we take this one very seriously. JAXCool finished the 2020 year with working over 80,000 man-hours WITHOUT a recordable incident. This is quite an accomplishment, and helped JAXRefrigeration record an EMR of .70 for the 2021 year. We would like to congratulate all of the JAXCool employees for this remarkable achievement. 
Speaking of Safety, we would like to share a comment from one of our General Contractor’s Safety Director, referring to one of JAXCool’s employee’s effort towards Safety:
Megan Poff, IMP Installer
“I just wanted to give you some information on Megan Poff, here on the Mars Hero Project in Hackettstown NJ. This morning on 01.21.21, while doing safety auditing with Mars representatives, we observed Megan doing her safety toolbox talk with the JAX crew. She was extremely knowledgeable, informative, and well versed in all aspects of the job. Her leadership and commitment observed were exceptional. She is a great representation of the JAX company. In any capacity that you need safety representation, she would be a great asset.”

~Safety Director - General Contractor
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 wrapped up a Culver’s in St. Johns, FL. RHVACS started the Project on October 5, 2020 and this Culver’s is opening for customers on January 25, 2021.
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.
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 February
Work Anniversary!

Ten Years
John Osborn
Lemuel Viacrucis

Five Years
Mark Rassano
Vic Rupert

Four Years
George Lang

Two Years
Keron Johnson

One Year
Oscar Lopez
Megan Poff
Jose Del Valle
Happy February Birthday!
Donald Moran 2/1
Tiffany Simon 2/3
Joseph DiNatale, Sr. 2/6
Lemuel Viacrucis 2/10
Douglas Hendrickson 2/14
Joy Bardin 2/17
Jonathan Deautriell 2/19
Brett Comeaux 2/21
John Osborn 2/26
Mark Wakefield 2/28
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!