March 2020
JAX Celebrates a Decade in Business!
Dear JAX Family and Friends,

This month we celebrate 10 years in business! 
Officially, JAX Refrigeration was started on March 10, 2010. This is not as significant as the signing of the Declaration of Independence for others, but it's very important to us.
We have learned a lot since 2010, mostly how to improve where we had deficiencies. Our intent is to reinforce behaviors that build our internal JAX Culture. This improves efficiency and ultimately makes our company more successful! We will be 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 10 th year in business we look ahead to our next 10 years 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 10 years. And thank you to the new client relationships we've made for trusting our reputation and allowing us to prove what we can do.
 
Let’s make 2020 a reason to celebrate all year long!
-Mark Lowery, President
JAX Refrigeration
New HQ Update
We're movin' on up...to the second floor!
The second floor of the new JAX HQ is in the process of being poured. Big changes are happening daily and we look forward to seeing the next development in construction. Stay tuned for more updates. 
JAX Refrigeration President, Mark Lowery, named Gator100 again!

JAX Refrigeration was named #52 at the University of Florida’s 2020 Gator100 during a ceremony on Feb. 28. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
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.

“It was a pleasure dealing with you guys on this project.
I look forward to a few more coming this year.”
- Commercial Construction & Design Contractor in Mississippi
JAX Announcements
Michael Sanders is being recognized as the JAX Employee of the Month for February. Working out of the South FL Mechanical Service area, he has been an outstanding member of the JAX team. Michael's excellent work ethic and top notch customer service was a key proponent in JAX being awarded a multiple location project. Thank you for all you do and congratulations, Michael!
Welcome to JAX!
Joe Desormeaux has joined the JAX family as a Project Manager in our Refrigeration department. We're excited to see his expertise at work.
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration continues to be the desired contractor largely as a reflection from our dedicated and professional staff, which is where our strength comes from. The service department continues to secure maintenance contracts and we are gearing up for a busy year!
 
Thank you to all JAX Team Members that make up this great company.
Upcoming Project Design –
Engine Room 3D Model View
Our refrigeration specialist will design the right system to meet your requirements and project success.
  1. Natural and secondary refrigerants
  2. Cascade systems, both compression and volatile brine
  3. Single-stage, multi-stage and economized systems
  4. Flow down systems, low charge systems
  5. Hygienic and clean room designs
  6. Packaged systems

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
JAX Mechanical is a leading design-build contractor providing licensed contracting services for industrial and commercial projects. We customize integrated HVAC, mechanical and engineering systems to deliver the highest in quality and innovation. Our project management staff has over 30 years of experience in providing efficient delivery and safe execution of HVAC/Mechanical projects.
Our number one goal is to provide you with the best solutions with unparalleled responsiveness.
 
Our JAX Mechanical Team has been working on a worship center building with multiple large capacity split systems. This includes Hot Gas reheat de-humidification and in-line sound attenuation. The project also includes a banquet hall with a full commercial kitchen area, walk-in cooler and freezer.
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
Starbucks Coffee, JAX Mechanical was awarded 11 new locations in Central Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and reactive service. Bring the total number of Starbucks locations serviced by JAX Mechanical to 169 Florida locations.
Meet your JAX Mechanical Starbucks team…
Morgen Bowmen and Michael Sanders
JAXCool recently completed two large-scale freezer storage facilities for a national logistics company. Even when the weather heats up, we keep it COOL!
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 has wrapped up a Taco Cabana in Houston, TX. RHVACS started this project on 11/13/19 and this Taco Cabana was turned over to operations on 02/10/20.
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
2020 Natural Refrigeration Expo
Orlando, Florida
3/15/20 – 3/18/20
Booth 218
OH BABIES!
Jason Ledford (Refrigeration Services technician) and his wife Jessica welcomed their new baby girl, Jaycee Grace, into the world on February 15. At 7lbs, 7 oz and 20” long, this little bundle of perfection is definitely a keeper. Congratulations Ledford family!
On February 20th, Leigh Ann Austin, Licensing & Compliance Coordinator, welcomed her newest granddaughter AND Haley Austin, JAX receptionist, became the proud aunt to this adorable bundle. We are thrilled to see our JAX Family continue to grow. Congratulations Austin family!
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy March
Work Anniversary!

Ten Years
Mark Lowery

Five Years
John Waters
Cole Washburn

Four Years
Randy Jukes
Joshua Whitchurch
Douglas Hendrickson

Three Years
Brian Jobe
Joseph Moceyunas
Miguel Mendoza Ruiz
Angela Tennant

Two Years
Marlon Arrieta
Leigh Ann Austin
Michael Dallas
Richard Morris

One Year
Michael King
Anthony Norris
Bryan Powell
Michelle Smith
William Stinson
Victor Tolbert
Edward Winton, II
Happy March Birthday!

Jimmy Watkins, Jr 3/1
Michael Kenyon 3/6
Scott Cribbs 3/6
Matthew Arkin 3/8
Crystal Keeler 3/8
Wayne Collins 3/10
Dalton Cox 3/11
Angel Roman 3/12
Jason Ledford 3/16
George Lang 3/17
Michael King 3/18
Shannon Vessell 3/19
Keron Johnson 3/20
Alejandro Ortiz 3/24
Tony Peyton 3/24
Edward Winton, II 3/28
Brannen Youngblood 3/28
William DiMarzo 3/30
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!