January 2021
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
A Note from the President
I would like to thank the entire JAX Family
and extended family (customers, clients, and friends)
for your support in the last year.

Everyone knows about the significant hurdles we have
faced in the world, yet JAX has come out stronger and
set up for a record year in 2021!!

From the bottom of my heart – Thank you!
Mark A. Lowery, PE
JAX is charging into the NEW year!
As we close out a successful 2020, JAX is ready to charge into the NEW YEAR with a healthy list of projects (see project map below). The JAX Family has over 200 employees nationwide, more than 40 of whom were added in 2020. We hold Professional Engineering & Contracting Licenses in over 45 states throughout the US and in other foreign jurisdictions. Our SEVEN major industry departments JAX Refrigeration, JAX Mechanical, JAX Piping, 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. JAX Refrigeration, Inc. is poised for a strong 2021!
New Year, New Faces of JAX!
Chris Bryan 

Chief Financial
With over 20 years of experience as Senior Financial Leader of mid-sized public and private project-based companies, Chris is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a BA in Finance from the University of West Florida, an MBA in International Business from Mercer University, and MA in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. Chris joined JAX as Chief Financial Officer in January, 2021. Chris and his wife, Dianna, have been married over 30 years and have two grown daughters, Brittany and Taylor.
Chris is a huge Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball fan. Go Zags #1!!
An avid runner, Chris has run the Peachtree Road Race (Atlanta) 13 times and vows to never miss one if he can help it. Not only does he play guitars, he collects as well. He's particularly proud of his Martin D-28 signed by Chris Martin IV, his Martin D-35 Woodstock, his Santa Cruz D/PW, and his 1975 Gibson Les Paul.

Welcome home to the JAXFamily, Chris!

Assistant Project Manager
What do you hope to learn/experience in the position? I hope to learn as much as I can about the industry and gain experience so I can transition into a project management role.
Where did you work before this and what was your position? I worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a strength and conditioning coach before coming to JAX Refrigeration. I am good friends with Mark Lowery. He recognized my hard work ethic and thought I would be a valuable asset to the team.
What sort of duties did you have? Will they translate to your new role? My last job with the Jaguars will not translate but I was a squad leader in the Army before my job with Jaguars. Prior to that I was an electrician.
What do you like to do in your free time? I like to volunteer for non-profits and go camping with my family.
Tell us a little bit about your personal life (family, favorite hobbies & sports teams, etc.) I have been married for 16 years to my wife Brandy and we have a 15 year old daughter named Marissa and a 13 year old son named Zak. I love watching sports and taking my boat out fishing.
Are there any special or unique details about yourself you’d like to share? I am a below-knee amputee. I lost my left leg from stepping on an IED on my second deployment to Afghanistan.
Jonathan Deautriell 

Assistant Project Manager
What do you hope to learn/experience in the position? As an Assistant Project Manager, I hope to develop process management, project planning, risk management, and technical skills. I hope to experience an array of projects with varying scopes through which I will further refine my leadership and communication skills. I look forward to develop further as a professional within a team that is dedicated to producing quality solutions.
Where did you work before this and what was your position? Prior to JAX Refrigeration, I worked at R.W. Sullivan in Boston, Massachusetts as an intern. Additionally, I worked for a year at APR Energy as an Associate Director of the Lead Development Team.
What sort of duties did you have? Will they translate to your new role? During my time at R.W. Sullivan, I was tasked with developing electrical system designs for commercial and industrial buildings. Using AutoCad and Revit, I worked as part of a team to create construction documents. I believe my previous exposure to system design will translate well into my role at JAX Refrigeration where I will develop the managerial skill sets needed for the successful completion of projects incorporating refrigeration and HVAC systems.
How did you get into the HVAC industry? While completing my undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering, I fell in love with thermo sciences. I knew I wanted to go into an industry that utilized these principles. Working as an electrical intern at an MEP firm, constantly looking at coordination drawings from the HVAC department, I discovered my desire to work within the HVAC industry.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time I like to work out, play sports, listen to music, and read.
Tell us a little bit about your personal life (family, favorite hobbies & sports teams, etc.) I grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida, just outside the Miami area. I am a die hard Dolphins, University of Miami, and Heat fan. Sports have always been a huge part of my life, and I grew up playing everything except hockey with my dad. I have one younger sister who is getting a masters degree in accounting, following in the footsteps of my mother. Outside of your typical sports, I really enjoy wakeboarding and snowboarding, but the latter is pretty tough to pursue in Florida. I also enjoy practicing Krav Maga and reading for self-improvement.
Are there any special or unique details about yourself you’d like to share? I played Division 1 tennis at the University of North Florida where I played at number 2 doubles (All Conference) and number 5 singles (All Conference). I was part of the first UNF team to ever win a conference championship and get an NCAA tournament bid. 

What do you hope to learn/experience in the position? 
I would like to learn as much as I can about the industry and become a valuable asset to JAX, eventually advancing to a role as project manager.
Where did you work before this and what was your position?
Prior to working for JAX Refrigeration I worked for Cathedral Residences
as a Maintenance Supervisor. Though it's a step away from HVAC the opportunity provided experience for a future leadership position.
What sort of duties did you have? Will they translate to your new role? I supervised 3 technicians, managed inventory, had the responsibility of ordering and purchasing.
Prior to my time at Cathedral Residences, I was in property management and worked as an HVAC systems management supervisor.
How did you get into the HVAC industry?
It's actually a funny story! Although I'm a proud U.S. citizen, I was born in Spain. Years ago, I was employed as a laborer on base. During a restructuring at the contracting firm where I was employed, I was let go after being mistakenly determined an illegal alien. Shortly thereafter, I was motivated to respond to an HVAC television advertisement and found a home in the HVAC Industry.
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy all things computer-related, especially playing video games.
Tell us a little bit about your personal life (family, favorite hobbies & sports teams, etc.) I have lived in the Jacksonville area since 1992. My fiancee and I have been happily engaged for several years.
Are there any special or unique details about yourself you’d like to share? I was born in Spain and speak Spanish fluently.

What do you hope to learn/experience in the position? Since my position with JAX is as an intern I hope to gain specific job-related experience that will allow me to advance in the industry.
Where did you work before this and what was your position? I worked at Terminal Investment Corporation TICO as a Lead Service Technician.
What sort of duties did you have? Will they translate to your new role? My duties included dispatching and maintaining equipment.
I have limited knowledge in the HVAC industry but I am excited to gain experience and learn as I go.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to fish, hunt, hang out with friends and be outdoors. I enjoy having an active lifestyle.
Tell us a little bit about your personal life (family, favorite hobbies & sports teams, etc.) I grew up on a Dairy farm, I have 3 brothers, I enjoy cooking, and watching/playing all sports.
Oscar Nuñez, from TV's, The Office.
The Office?

The beloved Oscar Nuñez made a Cameo appearance to wish JAX Happy Holidays from his office to ours. Thanks for the shout-out, Oscar!
Taylor "Tator/Opie" O'Brien joined the #JAXFamily in October of 2016 as a welder for our Refrigeration Department. This funny guy says if he wasn't a welder he would definitely be a stand-up comedian. As a way to bust out of his 2-stoplight town, Taylor found a career in the Refrigeration Industry to make enough money to travel and live a comfortable life.
Taylor enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and brothers and for fun, he visits the beach or relaxes at home with family. Home, for Taylor, is where the heart is. He likes to be wherever the people he cares most about are. He has always wanted to visit Ireland and dreams of owning a '66 Mustang. He loves a great Thanksgiving meal, scary movies, and the Georgia Bulldogs. If Taylor could dine with anyone, he'd choose his father's dad. Although he died when Taylor was only 5 years old, he knows he would be proud of the man he's become, and they would share stories of hard work and about the time his grandfather spent working on the tobacco farm.
Thanks for sharing, Taylor. It's been fun getting to know more about you!
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 have done many projects with RHVACS and have known
Dana (Yoho) for over 20 years. Despite their name, they do much
more than restaurant work. They are one of the best subcontractors
out there in my experience.”
Vice President – General Contractor in Tampa, FL
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.
JAX Mechanical offers Award-Winning Mechanical and HVAC construction services for Commercial and Industrial Projects. Following the JAX Refrigeration motto, we consider every System to be a Custom System. Whether installing a warehouse, process area or small office space, each Project has specific requirements for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), including filtration, humidification control, indoor air quality and daily operation. JAX Mechanical has the experience and skill to understand, collaborate and provide exactly what our Customers expect. We specialize in systems that support our Industrial Refrigeration Projects and corresponding facilities, as well as other Commercial and Industrial applications. With Offices in Jacksonville (FL), Tampa (FL) and Dallas (TX), we offer industry-leading HVAC Services Nationwide.
Primary Markets
Food & Beverage
Senior Living
Utility Services
Air Handling
Chilled Water/
DX Systems
Hot Water
Duct Systems

Winner of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Award
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
During this unprecedented societal shutdown due to COVID-19, many individuals are working from home. Many commercial buildings have either been closed down or are operating with a limited number of occupants. Consequently, an increasing number of HVAC systems in those buildings are likely operating on a reduced schedule or have been turned off completely.
However, this does not mean that routine maintenance on HVAC equipment should be put off until occupants return to the building. Indeed, this is a good time for JAX Mechanical Service to remind our customers to take the opportunity to make repairs or upgrade their systems, or at a minimum, to keep up with the regularly scheduled maintenance.
We suggest that now is the time to take the opportunity to go through and clean your systems and get them ready for occupants. Otherwise (if the systems are not running) when then they are turned back on, there will be great deal of stress on the equipment, which could lead to failures. We understand and are prepared to assist if that should happen to you.
For more information on HVAC maintenance and operation recommendations during the Covid-19 shutdown Call JAX Mechanical Service @ (904)-435-9010.
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:
  1. Old Time Pottery, (2) new locations in Orange Park and Tampa Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. Pacific Dental, (5) new locations in Port Charlotte, Clermont, Riverview, Winter Springs and Ft. Myers Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  3. Ashely Home Store, (11) new locations in Longview, Arlington, Frisco. (2) locations in Ft. Worth, Plano, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Mesquite and (2) locations in Tyler Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service. Outstanding job Terrance Mitchell our Regional Manager in Texas for landing these big accounts. Well done sir!
As 2021 approaches, we wanted to take a moment to give you a sneak peak into what is on the horizon for ourTexas Team in the upcoming year. We also 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. After all, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!
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 usknow if you are interested in offering this service to your customers through JAX Refrigeration and Mechanical Services.
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***
JAXCool began renovations, along with a new addition to a food distribution center in Tennessee this week. This building consists of 3", 4" and 5" insulated metal panels including liner, partition, and exterior locations. This Project also includes the approximately 85,000 sf of multiple temperature room from -20F freezers to 55F coolers and shipping dock.
This Project is scheduled to be completed at the end of March 2021.
Photos Below show a Before & After of the existing wall and the Liner IMP that JAX Cool installed.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) centers its services on the supply and installation of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and kitchen hood ventilation for restaurants and other light Commercial facilities. 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 recently wrapped up a Chick-fil-A in Boca Raton, FL.
RHVACS started the Project on August 17, 2020 and this Chick-fil-A was turned over to operations in early December, 2020.
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 January
Work Anniversary!
Twenty-four Years
David DeWoody  24 years

Five Years
Taylor O’Brien

Four Years
Dale Sheese

Three Years
Jonathan Hood
Michael Humphries
Anthony Rose
Jhon Valero Maya

Two Years
Matthew Arkin
Andy Jamison
Larry Lubyonne
Renee Lueck

One Year
Michelle Hite
William Martin

*Last month we incorrectly listed a 27-Year anniversary. Cameron Brown (RHVACS), congratulations for reaching this amazing milestone!
Happy January Birthday!
Josue Rivera 1/1
Cyaira Tyler 1/1
James Herndon 1/5
Steve Young 1/7
Robert Mitchell 1/14
Dario Perez 1/14
Jason Jeffrey 1/15
Marlon Arrieta 1/16
Robert Jukes 1/16
Nicole Evans 1/17
Evelyn Yoho 1/19
Luis Ventura 1/25
Barry Brockway 1/26
Victor Tolbert 1/27
James Bordeau 1/29
Vic Rupert 1/29
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!