June 2020
JAX Continuing to Build Momentum Nationwide

From the beginning, we have maintained a clear vision of JAX Refrigeration, Inc. as a nationwide presence. Today, with a renewed focus on building key partnerships with end-users and general contractors and targeting "program" projects, JAX has truly become a force on the National stage. We have seen a great deal of success and a substantial increase in awarded contracts throughout the country in recent months.
 
Recent Contract Awards have JAX Refrigeration working on major Projects in Rhode Island, Texas and right here in Jacksonville. Our Refrigeration, MEAS (Design) and JAX Cool (Thermal Construction – IMP) Departments are steadily completing Program Projects for one of the world’s largest Food & Beverage Distributor. In 2020 thus far, JAX will have completed these Cooler Projects in Indiana, California, Maryland, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Utah (and more to come!). JAX Cool is also on Major Projects in New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado, and Utah.
 
Our JAX Mechanical (Tampa & Jacksonville, FL), RHVACS (Brooksville, FL) Offices mainly focus on HVAC & Plumbing Projects in the Southeast US. That said, JAX Mechanical has recently been Awarded a major job in Laredo, Texas and are finalists for Projects in Virginia and Arizona (among others). RHVACS has several upcoming Projects in Florida, plus jobs in Georgia, Texas and (2) in North Carolina. JAX is EVERYWHERE!
 
Due to our improved strategy and growing nationwide presence, we have attracted several highly qualified additions to our already great bench. JAX was even featured on television recently, as one of the few businesses that is actually been HIRING during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very excited about the strides we are making as a company and the bright future ahead. If you're interested in joining the #JAXFamily, email a resume to jobs@jaxrefrigeration.com
 
Needless to say, the #JAXFamily is proud of our role and responsibility as a leader in an essential industry and remain dedicated to SAFETY, unsurpassed QUALITY and a consistent PEOPLE FOCUSED culture.
Recent projects awarded to various JAX Departments in 2020, a reflection of our ongoing commitment in building partnerships with end-users and general contractors.
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
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.

"JAX is the BEST vendor for all of my refrigeration needs!! Y'all always go above and beyond in parts & service !”
– Tabitha, JAX Services & Parts customer
JAX New Hires
JAX would like to announce THREE new employees.

In May, JAX Refrigeration added three new employees to the #JAXFamily ! Steve Young will join the Mechanical/Tampa team as a Project Manager. Chad Undgrodt is the new Regional Service Manager for SW Florida Region for Mechanical Services and Travis Locklear returned to the company as a Regional Service Manager for Refrigeration Services. We look forward to benefiting from their expertise and professionalism. Welcome to the family!
New HQ Update
JAX Refrigeration Headquarters
We've seen the outside, now let's step inside our new HQ to see all the progress being made! President, Mark Lowery checks the plans for duct work, partitions and future steps.
Stay tuned for more updates!
These three Fridgie fans broke out of COVID lockdown to surprise their dad at work.
Fridgie's Kid Corner

Thank you to everyone who submitted their letters to First Responders. Here are a few of our favorites!

Thank you, First Responders, for keeping us safe!
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration continues to have many opportunities presented to us. The Refrigeration Industry as a whole is experiencing canceled or delayed projects and a lot of uncertainty.

JAX Refrigeration has enjoyed 10 years of amazing success but this cannot be taken lightly. Many new businesses don’t survive the three year milestone and JAX not only surpassed it, the number continues to grow. Evolution and change must occur to ensure success and survival in our world. JAX Refrigeration’s size and structure affords us the ability to make quick-direction changes to our business environment in order to better serve our customers. Without our loyal customers, team members, and a strong with vision leading JAX, there is nothing. Very similar to a ship in a storm, JAX is weathering these difficult times. When the weather clears and the waters are calm, JAX will be full speed ahead!
 
A loyal JAX customer continues to expand and rely on JAX Refrigeration to provide industry-leading design, engineering and installation. Major equipment, necessary for an expansion project, has arrived and June will be a very productive month for our crews. A Rhode Island project is entering its last phase and has had much success along the way.

Special thanks to our JAX Refrigeration team members in the field who have been creating the magic there. The term TEAM cannot be emphasized enough, as it takes a great deal of skill, focus and dedication from our field crews, project managers (such as Cyaira Tyler and Josh Whitchurch) and the tireless efforts of Doug Johnson and Marlin Walden to make it all happen. Thank you to our great PEOPLE who make this happen every day!
From rack to site-built, MEAS-JAX has the experience to design your next system. MEAS design and JAX Refrigeration installation – Your winning combination. We are open for business and are actively working on projects in Utah, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Florida.

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.

Pictured above: Custom Compressor Rack with Dual Temperature Levels
– Designed and prepped for installation by MEAS-JAX
JAX Mechanical has been working on several new Projects out of our Tampa office. This particular job (Pictured) required the skilled placement of three Trane 30-Ton Roof Top Units.
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX Plumbing and HVAC crews have been working hard on-site, installing office-area air conditioning ductwork and the central plumbing "wet wall" on a major project here in Florida. This particular job has been especially challenging, as various types of hydraulic lifts are necessary (the roof is 45’ above the floor). With Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler trades all "stacked" in the schedule, JAX was given a compressed 15-day schedule to work with ensuring project success. Plumbing and HVAC have been working overtime to get the job done. As always, JAX will deliver a SUCCESSFUL project for our customer – that’s what we DO!
Congratulations to Central Florida Preventative Maintenance technician, Justin Irwin, for successful completion of educational requirements and obtaining his EPA certification. This is a huge accomplishment and an important first step in his HVAC/R career. Well done!
If you are considering a career as a technician in the rewarding (and VITAL) HVAC Industry, education and knowledge of EPA standards is required before access to a variety of potentially hazardous chemicals electrical systems is allowed. In fact, HVAC technicians must acquire EPA certification before being granted authorization to handle hazardous refrigerants necessary in the repair of and installation of new air conditioning appliances.

If you are interested in a career in HVAC, JAX is the right place. In the southeastern United States, especially in Florida and Texas, air conditioning is KING! Reliable air conditioning is arguably the main factor that allows people to live and work comfortably in the Southern United States. As our regional population grows, demand for A/C units increases and in turn, trusted technicians are desperately needed. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the HVAC industry has been growing (much faster than the national average) at 13%, with 46,300 additional jobs to be added by 2028. Also, considering that the average compensation for HVAC Technicians is above $22.00 an hour (generally increasing with experience) – this field offers a FANTASTIC opportunity.

JAX Mechanical Service is currently seeking QUALITY HVAC/R technicians in Tampa, North Florida and Dallas, Texas. JOIN OUR TEAM!

JAX Mechanical Service – (904) 435-9010.
You can expect the best from our well-trained and COVID-19 ready technicians.
JAX Cool was recently Awarded a chocolate confectionery facility (Insulated Metal Panel) project in the northeastern United States. Production is slated to begin during the third quarter of 2020, with expected completion in early-2021. This project features mineral wool panels from Sweden. The exterior panels will be installed horizontally with preformed corners and integrated windows specifically fabricated to fit into the panel dimensions. The interior panels have been designed for vertical installation.
JAX Cool is looking forward to working within the specific requirements on this unique project.
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 Chick-fil-A remodel in Miami Lakes, FL. RHVACS began this project on 02/25/20 and is expected to be turned over to operations by the end of June.
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.
Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of activities and events.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy June
Work Anniversary!

Eight Years
Danny Washburn

Five Years
Jason Ledford
Bryan Hydeman

Four Years
Josue Rivera

Three Years
Cyaira Tyler
Saul Tobar Castillo

Two Years
Kyle Gebhard
Michael Gebhard
Angel Roman

One Year
Manuel Hernandez
Christopher Millsap
Christopher Bryant
Ola Mangin
Buford Collins
Demetrio Rodriguez
Colby Stinson
Joe Santos
Happy June
Birthday!

Michael Humphries 6/1
Leonard Vernon 6/8
Michelle Hite 6/11
Alexander Santos 6/11
Dale Sheese 6/24
Morgen Bowman 6/27
William Martin 6/27
Michael Crosby, Jr. 6/29

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!