September 2020
A New Pipeline to Success for JAX
In January of 2020, we created a NEW department of JAX Refrigeration: JAX Piping. Since we pride ourselves on top-notch quality service and expertise, we allowed time assess our progress and performance before officially announcing our expansion. JAX Piping has had a fast and successful start, completing a number of strategic projects and has recently added some heavy-hitters to the Team. Read below about the services we offer and the amazing leadership behind JAX Piping.

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 dedicated group of quality-focused plubing Professionals.
JAX Piping 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.
Specialized, Industrial Plumbing Services
  • General Plumbing
  • Medical Gas
  • Process Piping
  • Stainless-Steel Piping
  • Carbon Steel Piping
  • Oil/Water Separation
  • Solar Heating Systems
  • Water Treatment
  • Prefabrication
  • Building Automation Modeling
  • Budget Generation (with Value Engineering and Cost Control)
  • Constructability Review
  • Scheduling Analysis
  • Life Cycle Costs
  • Natural Gas / Propane Installation, Certification and Repair
  • Steam Systems
  • Compressed Air
Utility Piping
Utility piping construction requires a unique combination of engineering know-how and in-the-field expertise. Our pipe fitting experts can support a broad range of facility needs with code-compliant installations performed by certified welders. Our pipe fitters work interchangeably between the shop and field.

Our Piping Engineering Expertise Includes:
  • Steam and condensate systems
  • Hot and chilled water systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Potable and non-potable water systems
  • Sewer and wastewater systems
  • Industrial gas systems
  • Process cooling and heating systems
John Cogburn – Director of Plumbing
John Cogburn is a Florida native and has lived in Jacksonville most of his life. John has held a Master Plumbing License for the State of Florida for the past 11 years and has worked in the Plumbing Industry for the past 24 years.
John has extensive experience with Commercial and Industrial and Educational Projects, with Customers such as Super Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Hampton Inn and Nease High School among others. John has worked with JAX Plumbing Preconstruction Director, Mark Wakefield for the past 20 years. John has four children – Nicole, Topher, Chase, and Maxwell.
Mark Wakefield – Preconstruction Director, Plumbing
Mark Wakefield is a Florida native with over 20 years of experience in the Plumbing Industry. Mark has been a Journeyman Plumber for the past 17 years and has successfully completed a wide range of Commercial and Industrial Projects. Notably, Mark has worked on a multitude of Projects with Walmart, Walgreens, and Super Target (successfully completing 9 Super Targets – 2 in Jacksonville, FL). Mark has worked with JAX Plumbing Director, John Cogburn for the past 20 years. Mark has two beautiful daughters – Kyra and Brenna. He lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida and enjoys spending time with his family at the beaches.
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
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 September 26 and 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 between Saturday, September 26 and 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 would like to announce two new employees!
Grant Sherman – Sr. Project Manager, JAX Refrigeration
Grant Sherman joins JAX Refrigeration as a Senior Project Manager in the Refrigeration Department. Grant has fourteen years of experience in the Industrial Refrigeration Industry. For the last 8 years, his role has been Project Management, focused primarily on Projects related to Seafood Processing.
Grant was born and raised in Louisiana. Happily married to his wife Ashley for fourteen years, they have a 12-year-old daughter Sophia. Grant and his family are excited to return to the South and become a part of the JAX Family.
Laci Hay, CBA Credit and Collections Analyst
Laci started her career in consumer collections but has worked in the construction industry for over 11 years. Her interest in the industry began while working for John Deere construction machinery. Her personal hobbies include working out, crafting and speaking at events for fields in which she advocates. Happily married for 14 years, she has two beautiful children: an 8year old daughter and 5 year old son. Originally from Lubbock, Texas (go Texas Tech!), she moved to the DFW area after getting married. She’s excited to be a part of the JAX Refrigeration team!
Congratulations to Catherine Price, Employee of the Month!
Catherine Price - Services Coordinator, Mechanical Service Department
Catherine worked in the general contractor arena of the construction industry for years. When the company she was working for downsized, Catherine was connected with JAX through a staffing agency. Since she heard great things about JAX, she was excited for the opportunity... and still is! In her free time, Catherine enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Get to Know the JAX Family
John Davis, Sheet Metal Mechanic, JAX Mechanical
Originally from Tampa, FL, John Davis began work as a Sheet Metal Mechanic at age 19. Employed as a dishwasher at that time, he learned he would soon be a father and needed a career to support his growing family. Given the choice, he says he would opt for the same path and truly loves what he does. When not working, John enjoys watching TV, playing on his Playstation or skating. His favorite times are spent with his family: his kids and his plus one!

If he could dine with one person (dead or alive), John would choose his birth mother. Having passed away when he was just eighteen months, he would love to have the opportunity to get to know her.

John hopes to visit Las Vegas, pulls for the Dallas Cowboys, dreams of owning a Nissan Frontier and is a lover of all things Christmas. His favorite movie is Pay It Forward. John looks forward to returning to Tampa, FL when he retires... It’s been great getting to know you, John!
We are incredibly honored to be a part of the #inc5000 list for 2020. This marks an astonishing FOUR years in a row! We'd like to thank our #JAXFamily and fabulous clients for being the driving force behind our continued success. Congratulations to all the honorees! #hvac #rhvacs #honored #award #thelist
JAX has a new HQ!
The #JAXFamily and #Fridgie are sad to say goodbye
to our beloved 3rd Street headquarters but we’re moving to
a bigger & better location to best serve our customers.
We look forward to sharing new experiences with 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.

What you can do for me though is let your
team know how great George, Jason, Rich and Matt have been!
Every single one of them is nothing but team players and have been
a pleasure to work with!! I greatly appreciate you guys!
Brandon K.,
General Contractor Superintendent • Amazon Project in Erlanger, KY
Department Updates
JAX Refrigeration is proud to be kicking off a project for a new Industrial Food & Beverage Customer in sunny Laredo Texas this month! JAX Refrigeration continues to grow and build Partnerships, becoming their desired GO-TO contractor. We are proud of the Partnerships we have built, which reflects the quality of our dedicated and professional staff, which is where our strength comes from.
We applaud the efforts of our field crew and service technicians as we wrap projects and begin startup on multiple projects throughout the United States.
We would like to welcome our new Refrigeration Parts Manager, Ralph Walker, to the JAX Team and our new Senior Project Manager Grant Sherman.
Even at temps like these,
JAX knows how to keep it cool. 124° in the sun!
In the shade it's still hard to beat these temps. 109°! Wow. Stay cool, JAX team!
Whether designing systems for -50F production line or +40F campus network MEAS-JAX works to maximize energy efficiency at a competitive investment. We specialize in Industrial systems with Natural refrigerants, Site built or Packaged systems to meet our customer’s requirements. Truly a custom system to meet your needs.

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
Welcome to the JAX family of customers!

Old Time Pottery (3 Locations!)
Carter’s Babies & Kids in Jacksonville, Florida
Ashley Stewart (2) New locations in Miami, Florida
Sandro Paris Fashions in Austin, Texas
MAJE Paris Fashions in Austin, Texas
Dollar Tree, Apopka Florida
Colliers International (Byblos Corner) in Orlando, Florida
Reborn Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida
Dave & Busters in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida
Staples in Bradenton, Florida
JLL (Jones Lange LaSalle) in Florida and Texas
Sleep Number Beds in Jacksonville, Florida
Edward Jones Investments in Lighthouse Point, Florida
US Fish and Wildlife Service in Jacksonville ,Florida
US Census Bureau in Jacksonville, Florida
Walgreens in Sunrise, Florida
Solidcore Fitness in Austin, Texas
Snooze A.M. Eatery in Austin, Texas
Carters Children’s Clothes in Orlando, Florida
Nocatee Splash Park in Ponte Vedra, Florida
Edward Jones in Sarasota, Florida

*** We are currently looking to hire some rack techs,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
2021 Expansion:
We're growing! Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be JAX Mechanical Service's 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 huge 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.
JAXCool was recently awarded a substantial addition to an ongoing project - Oat Milk production facility in Utah. It will consist of Insulated metal wall and ceiling panels, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic personnel doors and Rapid Rolling Clean doors to create additional powder and clean storage rooms and an electrical mezzanine. 304 2B Stainless Steel interior panel finish is included in most of the facility for hygiene. This project is set to complete the end of October 2020. Photo shows a 37’ tall interior wall installation from finished floor to metal roof deck by use of a quad mast forklift and vacuum lifting device. All of the cutouts around the joists will have to be patched and trim to provide and clean finished product.
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 Culver’s in Kannapolis, N.C. RHVACS. We started this project on 07/14/20 and it should be turned over to operations by the end of September.
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
The JAX Family will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, September 10th. Help us say goodbye to our beloved Third Street headquarters while helping our community. The One Blood Big Red Bus will be set up from 11am-4pm in the JAX parking lot. Signup for an appointment: All donors will receive a complimentary COVID antibody screen.
Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of activities and events.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy August
Work Anniversary!
Twenty One Years
Jason Jeffrey

Eleven Years
Scott Cribs

Six Years
Ekle Small

Five Years
Jeff Harvison

Four Years
Charles LaRose
Catherine Price

Three Years
Michael Mata

Two Years
Marc Carrega

One Year
Cameron Henderson
Seth McDonald
Conner Pounds
Brett Comeaux

Happy September
Chad Ungrodt – 9/1
Ryan Zafris – 9/2
Joe Moceyunas – 9/6
Justin Irwin – 9/15
Andy Jamison – 9/15
Joe Clarke – 9/23
Ola Mangin – 9/26
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!