March 2021
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
JAX Turns 11!
Dear JAX Family and Friends,

This month we celebrate 11 years in business! 
We have learned a lot since we opened our doors in March of 2010, mostly the importance of hard work and the value of perseverance. With a dedicated focus on the future, we have consistently improved where we had deficiencies. Our intent has always been to reinforce behaviors that build our internal JAX Culture, which ultimately improves efficiency and makes our company more successful! We will continue seeking ways to work smarter so we can automate and streamline the way we do business and continue to deliver unparalleled service to our customers. 
As we celebrate our 11th year in business, we look ahead to a bright future with you by our side.
I want to thank:
·      First our employees and their families for all they have contributed and sacrificed.
·      Thank you to our customers, who trusted us when we were just starting and have stayed with us for 11 years. We also appreciate our more recent client relationships for trusting our reputation and allowing us to prove what we can do.
Let’s make 2021 a reason to celebrate all year long!

-Mark Lowery, President
JAX Refrigeration
We appreciate our employees... a lot!
In honor of the upcoming Employee Appreciation Day on March 5, 2021, AND celebrating 11 years in business we would like to invite you on a tour of our new HQ and company offices. With so many behind-the-scenes members of the #JAXFamily, it's easy to overlook the hard work and effort put forth EVERY day. These individuals are the very backbone and breath of our company.

The past year has been demanding both mentally and physically but together we've come through it stronger and continue to provide our customers with seamless service through every project phase. Our immediate responsiveness and excellent customer service are what set us apart in the industry. We continue to work with the community through our nonprofit, JAXCares, to help support individuals and charitable organizations locally.

Please come take a stroll with us through our new HQ and see how our employees spend their days working for you!
Leigh Ann Austin -
Front Desk, Licensing & Compliance Coordinator
Joy Bardin -
VP of Administration, aka "The Glue"
(Left to Right) Lemuel Viacrucis, J.P. Deautriell, Larry Lubyonne - MEAS Team
Ekle A. Small, PE - Vice President of MEAS (Lead Refrigeration Designer for JAX)
Craig Callahan - Director of Business Development
Left to Right: Thomas Benton / Jim Bordeau (Preconstruction Director - JAX Mechanical)
Stacie Farrow - JAX Mechanical Service Front Desk
Mark Rassano - National Director of JAX Mechanical Service
Cyaira Tyler - Refrigeration Project Manager
Joshua Whitchurch - Refrigeration Project Manager
Catherine Price - JAX Mechanical Service
RHVACS - Dave DeWoody Hard at Work
RHVACS - Mike Brim
RHVACS - Jason Jeffrey
RHVACS - Frank Everhart
RHVACS - St. Augustine Cancer Center RTU Curb Install
Evelyn Yoho, Account Manager RHVACS
Larry Hardin, Project Manager
Tampa Office
Keith Brown,
RHVAC Estimator
Mark Carrega, Mechanical Estimator
Tampa Office
Don't forget to set clocks AHEAD Sunday, March 14th!
A very special Happy 10th Anniversary
with JAX Refrigeration to Lemuel Viacrucis!
Lemuel, “ Mr. Can-Do” has always been the person that reinvents himself.
When we started doing 3-D drawings he went out and learned what was
required. Now we have moved to BIM, he has done the same and continues
to improve and build upon his value to the team. - Ekle Small

As a long-time employee with JAX, we're celebrating Lemuel's work anniversary by giving him the spotlight this month:

Lemuel started with the #JAXFamily on March 10, 2010. He's currently a Sr. Design Analyst for the MEAS department. When he first started working in the industry, over 23 years ago, he was placed in the position but has truly grown to love what he does. If he could switch careers, though, he'd be a race car driver. His car of choice? A Porsche 911 or anything Chip Foose builds. Lemuel enjoys traveling, playing tennis and spending time with his wife, Maribel. He dreams of visiting Greece and New Zealand. Christmas is his holiday of choice, he loves the movie, Cool Hand Luke and roots for the Barcelona FC. If he could dine with anyone, he'd choose Karol Jozef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). It's been great getting to know you a little better, Lemuel. Congratulations on TEN YEARS with JAX!
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.
“When I think Mechanical and Plumbing Scopes, JAX is the first name that comes to my mind. I have to give you guys credit, you have made quite a name for yourselves and we appreciate your efforts.”
Preconstruction Manager – General Contractor, Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas
Department Updates
With 2021 off to a great start, JAX Refrigeration has hit the ground running. Our team is hard at work preparing for the next one. Design and coordination are always the first steps to a successful project.  JAX has the right team to assist with any project.
Are you looking for a modern and energy efficient refrigeration system using a natural refrigerant? Let MEAS-JAX design your next energy efficient and environmentally conscious package that is both compliant and modular to meet your needs today AND tomorrow.
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.
The Mechanical Department has been working to provide commercial and industrial projects with little to zero carbon emission. This is something numerous customers are looking to implement in their current and future projects. JAX Mechanical has the experience and knowledge to provide systems that exceed their expectations. 

Mechanical has been hard at work on a unique church project. Everything is on schedule and projected to be completed by the beginning of April.

Congratulations to Sean Smallwood who was promoted
from Superintendent to Project Manager. The new position will require a
move to Jacksonville and we look forward to having him!
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:

Spring Cleaning Starts with HVAC/R Maintenance
How long has it been since you scheduled maintenance for your heating and air conditioning systems and also your commercial refrigeration systems?
As you brush off the winter cobwebs from your facility, don’t forget to add JAX Mechanical maintenance to your spring cleaning list!

Here’s why it’s so important:

  • If you hold off on HVAC/R maintenance, you run the risk of needing costly repairs down the road. A trained JAX Mechanical technician can identify and fix any problems before they become full-blown (and very expensive) issues.
  • Performing regular maintenance ensures your systems are running as efficiently as possible, which saves the amount of energy they use—and the amount of money you spend in utility bills.
  • Keeping everything clean and ship-shape helps ensure you get the maximum number of years out of your HVAC/R systems.
  • Regular maintenance keeps your facility/business safe from COVID 19 and risks associated with leaky, broken HVAC equipment. JAX Mechanical technicians are trained to look for and fix any potential hazards.

Call us JAX Mechanical service for all your HVAC/R needs at 904-435-9010.
We service the entire state of Florida and the Dallas Ft. Worth Texas areas.

JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:

  1. Staples in Tallahassee Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. The Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville Florida. This is the oldest yacht club in the state of Florida. JAX Mechanical Service was awarded this very prestigious account and it is an honor to have them onboard for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.

Congratulations to our Regional Managers Terrance Mitchell (TX) and Chad Ungrodt (Central FL) and also our Service Coordinator Catherine Price for closing out February strong with new customer sales.

  1. T-Mobile, JAX Mechanical has closed another large PM contract, with (68) Florida locations for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. Orange Park Medical Center for re-active service for their cafeteria equipment.
  3. Cal-Maine Foods in Dade City Florida, for re-active service and large bids.
  4. Solid Core Gyms, (3) locations, Dallas and (2) locations in Austin Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  5. Sheraton Vistana Resorts in Orlando Florida (2) locations for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  6. Culvers (2) locations, Zephyrhills and Brooksville Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  7. Piada Italian Street Food Restaurant in Tyler Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.

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***
Another Core Value of JAX Refrigeration is Quality, and JAXCool prides itself with quality construction and strives to provide top notch product on each project. On a recent project in Utah, JAXCool was recognized by the Project Manager and Vice President of the General Contractor for a specific insulated metal panel patch, stating “I want you to make sure to tell Jose Vargas and crew what a Stud they are. It seems like in today’s haste on construction projects, that kind of quality has slipped. Not with JAXCool, their level of detailing on a very tricky closure is superb. My hat goes off to Jose and the JAXCool crew.”   
Thanks to Jose and crew for another job well done!
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 GuideWell Emergency Clinic in Tampa, FL. RHVACS started this project on November 19, 2020 and this GuideWell should be turned over to the owner by the end of March, 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 March
Work Anniversary!

Eleven Years
Mark Lowery
Samantha Lowery

Ten Years
Lemuel Viacrucis

Five Years
Douglas Hendrickson
Joshua Whitchurch
Randy Jukes

Four Years
Miguel Mendoza
Ruiz Angela Tennant

Three Years
Marlon Arrieta
Leigh Ann Austin
Richard Morris

Two Years
Anthony Norris

One Year
Nicole Evans
Michael Gates II
Jason Nalley
Marlin Walden
Happy March Birthday!
Scott Cribbs 3/6
Jerry Hartwig 3/6
Matthew Arkin 3/8
Sebastien Kies 3/11
Angel Roman 3/12
Chris Whitmoyer 3/12
George Lang 3/17
Keron Johnson 3/20
Cory Zylstra 3/23
Alejandro Ortiz 3/24
Tony Peyton 3/24
Oscar Lopez 3/25
Jean Jimenez 3/27
Sean Karpf 3/29

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!