October 2020
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
JAX Refrigeration's Commitment
to Remaining People Focused
Since inception, Mark Lowery was determined that JAX Refrigeration, Inc.
would be built around 3 Core Values:
  • Safety – Attention to safety is essential, constant and a team effort.
  • People Focused – We highly value our families and our customer relationships, with emphasis on helping our community.
  • Quality – We have pride in our work and honor our commitments.

The pandemic has not prevented JAX from continuing to be a force for good within our community. As always, JAX has found ways to band together in support of great causes and will continue to do so. This month we would like to highlight a few events that have demonstrated our commitment to making our community and world a better place.
JAX Blood Drive &
Formal Goodbye to 3rd Street HQ
Due to an extremely positive response internally, JAX Refrigeration, Inc. hosted a blood drive for OneBlood on Thursday, September 10th, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. The iconic BIG RED BUS was parked in front of our former JAX Headquarters on 3rd Street for most of the afternoon!
Participants received a complimentary COVID Antibody screening.
The day's event was also a formal good-bye to our beloved JAX Refrigeration 3rd Street Office.

OneBlood has adjusted their procedures due to coronavirus. To better protect staff and donors, only four people were allowed in the bus at one time. As a result, it was mandatory for each donor sign up in advance. This allowed OneBlood to determine their staffing needs, length of drive, etc.
Blood donations are down significantly due to this pandemic, and the blood supply in our area is at critical levels. JAX Refrigeration has always been a force for good in our community. Our goal for this Blood Drive was to have at least 10 donors, which we proudly surpassed!
JAX's Virtual 5k for Dreams Come True was a great success!
JAX Refrigeration had a great turnout for the
Dreams Come True VIRTUAL 5k Walk, Run, Roll & 1 Mile Fun Run!
JAX President, Mark Lowery and wife, Samantha are Co-Chairing this year’s Dreams Come True 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. As usual, JAX encouraged the entire JAX Family to participate and have continued to be on track for a record level of contribution and participation. JAX COO, Ryan Zafris and Vice President of Administration, Joy Bardin have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support this great event. We would like to THANK Dreams Come True, as well as the many local firms that participate and make us PROUD of our home, here in Jacksonville. Read more about how YOU can help below!
Help Make Dreams Come True
Once again, JAX Refrigeration employees, family and friends will be tying our shoelaces and raising funds for the Dreams Come True VIRTUAL 5K Race. In an effort to provide a safe and convenient fundraising opportunity for all, this year's event will be held at your own pace. We are asking YOU to join us between NOW through October 18, 2020 to run, walk or roll 4 dreams.

Due to COVID-19, more than 60 dreams
have been placed on hold. We are expecting record breaking dream fulfillment numbers this fall.
We are encouraging everyone to come together, because now more than ever we are all called to make a difference.
Join our winning team,
by following these easy steps:

Support by signing up and making a donation to our team. 

All registered participants will be encouraged to walk, run or roll NOW through Sunday, October 18. Whether near or afar, everyone can participate in this event. All registered participants will receive a Dreams Come True face mask, and we will donate a face mask to one of our local medical partners in your honor.

JAX Family Announcements
JAX recently hired two new Supply Chain Coordinators!
Gary Rodriguez, Supply Chain Coordinator

Gary was born and raised in Austin, Texas and made the move to San Antonio 17 years ago. He has over 8 years of experience with Ammonia Refrigeration parts. He is currently engaged with plans to marry in April. He has five children, ranging from 22 to 33, and seven grandchildren. Gary's hobbies include country dancing and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle any chance he gets.
Welcome to the JAX Family, Gary. We’re happy to have you on the team!
Cole Preiss, Supply Chain Coordinator

Originally from New Braunfels, TX, Cole has been in the industrial refrigeration business since 2007. He is happily married to Megan Preiss, going on 8 wonderful years. Cole and Megan have 2 children, Leliana (4 years old) and Kaylynn (6 months old).
Cole is excited to be a part of the JAX family!
Congratulations to Josh Whitchurch, Employee of the Month!
Josh Whitchurch
Project Manager
Refrigeration Department
Josh jumped into the Project Manager role for JAX Refrigeration in January of 2020. Since then, He has successfully managed a number of Design/Build Projects, several of which he acted as Lead Designer. Josh was nominated by his peers for continually going above and beyond, pitching in on Projects and the internal process sides. We are proud to have Josh as part of the JAX Refrigeration Family, and look forward to great things to come.
– Ryan Zafris • COO, JAX Refrigeration
Get to Know the JAX Family
Jeff Harvison, Service Techician, JAX Refrigeration

Jeff began his career in Residential A/C and didn’t care for it much so he made the jump to Industrial. Jeff loves his craft and wouldn’t want to change, but finds Controls work interesting. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, (2) dogs, hunting, fishing, shooting, sports and camping. He enjoys visiting the mountains in Tennessee and the Rockies.
A true family man, Jeff identifies home with anywhere the Airforce sends his daugther and grandson. If he could dine with anyone, alive or dead, he’d choose his Grandpa Harvison.
Jeff's favorite holiday is Christmas. His favorite movies are Tombstone and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and his dream car is a Porsche 911 GT3.
As far as sports go, Jeff enjoys watching the Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One racing.
Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
JAX HQ Update
We're all moved in and working to make the NEW HQ a home. Here's Trey, hard at work trying to put the finishing touches on the new building!
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.
Tony, 'T.J.' Peyton (Restaurant HVAC Specialty), the
Mechanical Contractor on site, was extremely helpful and handy. His willingness to handle even the smallest issue enabled me to get this job done a lot faster than if I had to do it myself.”

– General Contractor • Mukwonago, WI
Department Updates
We are proud to have commissioned a great Design/Build project in Rhode Island this month. Our Refrigeration Department is currently executing a sizable project in Georgia, including the installation of several new compressors, condensers, evaporators, high temp, medium temp, and low temp recirculating chillers, as well as an underfloor warming system.
JAX is always eager and ready to take on industrial refrigeration projects large and small, and has the capacity to handle multi-million dollar projects.
Are you prepared for the changes in refrigeration? CARB has led the way on reducing HFC emissions and a second phase is predicted to pass in December 2020.
So it’s not a matter of if, but when these proposed regulations will be passed by your state.

Let MEAS help you navigate the complex refrigerant requirements.
CARB Proposed Regulation: Refrigerants with a GWP greater than or equal to 150 will not be allowed in new stationary refrigeration systems charged with more than 50 pounds. (Compliance Date 1/12022).

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.

Office Block Duct Insulated
and Inspected ready for ACT Grid
Office Block Duct Insulated
and Inspected ready for ACT Grid
Installation of Condair Humidifier Heads
(South Side)
SS Duct installed for Process Dryers and Ready for Printer Install
JAX Mechanical is continuing work on a large manufacturing facility installation (1st of 3 recently Awarded Projects with a valued GC Partner) for an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. This Project is in Erlanger, Kentucky and utilizes both JAX Mechanical and Plumbing services. From start to finish, this multi-million dollar job took 8 weeks to complete.
Our JAX Mechanical
department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX – Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Whether your project requires retrofitting an existing commercial/industrial facility, or installing a plumbing system in a new facility, you can count on the plumbing team at JAX Refrigeration. Our installation capabilities are performed by a group of quality-focused plumbers.

JAX offers full Commercial/Industrial Plumbing services, including installation of interior Plumbing systems, sewers and drain systems, vents, water piping, fixtures, finishes and related equipment for specific building projects of any size.

Our team of experienced plumbing professionals are with you from the design phase through installation and subsequent maintenance, strictly adhering to industrial safety and building code standards on all plumbing projects.
"I'm honored to be welcomed into 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
The Ultimate Fall/Winter HVAC Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to your business, there is no time to waste. You can’t afford to deal with a broken AC or furnace, especially when your employees, clients, and guests rely on you. That is why it is of the utmost importance to schedule regular maintenance for your HVAC systems. Maintenance ensures your AC and heater are at peak performance all year long.
JAX Mechanical Service is the top choice for comprehensive commercial HVAC maintenance in Florida, Texas and the surrounding areas. Whether you’ve recently installed a new system, or it’s been a while since you’ve last scheduled maintenance, let our NATE-certified technicians take care of your indoor comfort systems. We are experienced, and we know what we are looking for to ensure equipment reliability and efficiency.

Don’t let HVAC issues interrupt your business.
Call (904) 435-9010 to schedule maintenance today!
Servicing All HVAC Makes & Models
At JAX Mechanical Service, we are proud to have highly skilled and professionally trained technicians to service your HVAC systems. Each member of our team is also clean, respectful, and drug-free. We are always ready to answer your questions and explain our processes and recommendations.
We provide maintenance for any type of HVAC systems, including:
  • Packaged HVAC systems
  • Commercial boilers
  • Ductless mini-split systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Furnaces
  • Refrigeration systems, such as coolers, ice makers, etc.

*** We are currently looking to hire rack technicians,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
2021 Expansion:
JAX Mechanical Service is growing! Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be JAX our next new service area. This will allow us to link the entire I-10 corridor from Jacksonville, Florida to Texas. We have commitments from our current customer base who welcome our expansion. They will be able to utilize our expertise to service their current customer base. Our customers have made requests and we've done our best to listen and respond to their needs.

Texas ship yards:
We are currently working on a rollout to approach the shipyards from Galveston, TX to Tampa, FL. This approach would include servicing the equipment at the yards, as well as the dredges and some ships. Our team will be traveling to Galveston and along the coast to meet facility leaders of the yards face-to-face. Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS is a major ship builder in the Gulf, and remains at the top of companies to contact. We will be utilizing the same approach used for our clients Great Lakes Dredge and the North Florida Ship Yards. For over two years JAX Mechanical Service has been the Official HVAC/R service provider for both of these companies and we will enter the Gulf and Tampa markets with high recommendations from them.

JAX Mechanical Service – (904) 435-9010.
You can expect the best from our well-trained and COVID-19 ready technicians.
JAX Cool is putting the finishing touches to a frost ribbon on the structural steel and deck to protect against condensation from a 48F Cooler to a 36F Cooler at a Natural Food Distribution Center in Indiana.  The frost ribbon consists of 4” thick insulated metal panel placed over the foamed-in place metal deck and around all steel members that penetrate the cooler divider wall, insulating the steel from the hot to cold condition. This eliminates the opportunity for condensation to occur. The deck is 45’ above finished floor. 60’ boom lifts were utilized to access the area safely and efficiently. This project will be complete the end of September.
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 Wendy’s Project in Snellville, GA. RHVACS started this project on 1/26/20, and this Wendy’s is expected to be turned over to Operations by the beginning of October. Covid delayed the completion of this Project, but our RHVACS Team was able to provide owners with a SAFE and Successful Project.
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 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
Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of activities and events.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy October
Work Anniversary!
Five Years
Andy Lueck 
Otis Crawford

Three Years
Otis Crawford

Three Years
Michael Mata

Two Years
James Herndon
Terrance Mitchell

One Year
Kenny Bennett
Keith Cole
Doug Johnson
Happy October
Seth McDonald 10/1
Terrance Mitchell 10/2
Jhon Valero Maya 10/3 
Michael Bryant 10/4
Marc Carrega 10/5
Wilfredo Sierra Vazquez 10/7
Chase Wandel 10/7
David Oehlers 10/8
Trey Pleasants 10/8
Anthony Rose 10/8
Danielle Taylor 10/8
Joe Santos 10/10
Kyle Gebhard 10/11
Mark Moore 10/18
Ronnie Dickerson 10/19
Catherine Price 10/28
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!