July 2019
JAX Cares...a lot!
Since 2015, over
$400,000
has been granted to more
than 50 charitable organizations to help
them provide direct services and resources to our communities.
JAXCares Foundation Director: Kimberly Ward
Kimberly grew up in California, married her childhood sweetheart before moving to Arizona and graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Communications. During college, she began volunteering at Arizona-Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council. Over the next 12 years, her Girl Scout career took her from a volunteer to Executive Director of a Council in Southern Oregon. Kimberly and her family moved to Florida in 2012 to be closer to family. “I am grateful for the opportunity to help JAXCares support charitable organizations to make a greater impact in our community.”
JAXCares Foundation was established in February 2015. Having a heart committed to giving back, JAX Refrigeration CEO/President, Mark Lowery began JAXCares by selecting several local charities to support. Since 2015, JAXCares Foundation has supported numerous worthy causes and organizations, both nationally and locally. Through JAXCares, the company steps out of its usual work mode to give back to the community. JAXCares is involved in many different projects across North Florida and Georgia. “Partnering with other organizations such as Dreams Come True and First Coast Blessings in a Backpack is fulfilling our mission: to provide the necessary resources to organizations that support those facing life’s challenges in our community” states JAXCares Foundation Director, Kimberly Ward.

WOW! It's amazing isn't it? Since 2015, over $400,000 has been granted to more than 50 charitable organizations to help them provide direct services and resources to our communities. These past six months JAXCares has partnered with several organizations to inspire hope in children, provide food bags every Friday so children have food to eat on the weekend, and helped our communities become healthier, stronger and educationally enriched. As we move into the second half of the year, JAXCares’ leadership and employee focus will stay the course with a shared commitment to our philanthropic philosophy and volunteering at numerous charities and JAXCares events.
The Future of JAXCares Foundation is strong. The 6-person Board of Directors is committed to the goal of providing necessary resources to organizations that support those facing life’s challenges in our community. 
Welcome to the family, Morgen Bowman
Hard work & dedication gained attention
Morgen Bowman, Service Technician
As of 2017, women made up nearly 47 percent of the U.S. labor force. In HVACR, however, that number is significantly lower. Of the 448,000 Americans employed in 2017 as heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers, just 2 percent of those were women, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Taylor, Maria, September 3, 2018, retrieved from: Women Are Actively Changing the Face of the HVACR Industry
In April, JAX Mechanical Service welcomed a unique employee to the fold: a female technician, Morgen Bowman.
In a predominantly male dominated industry, Morgen began as an apprentice but is now a skilled preventive maintenance technician. She interacts with our customers by changing filters, completing inspection check lists, providing thorough maintenance inspections and identifying any mechanical issues that may cause mechanical failures leading to customer down time.

Mark Rassano, Mechanical Service Manager, made the decision to hire Morgen based on her history of hard work and willingness to accept a challenge. She was looking to transition into a field that she could grow with. Rassano first observed Morgan when she was working as an auto detailer. "I watched her for a couple of days, and while she was on 8-hour shifts she never even stopped for a break. Her determination inspired me to strike up a conversation with her about her work ethic. She made a comment about how she felt she could do so much more with the right opportunity. I offered her a job on the spot." She has since showed professionalism, skill and diligence in her new position.

JAX recognizes a growing trend and the vast recruitment opportunities afforded by searching for more female candidates in the future. Thanks for paving the way Morgen!

"Although being with us for
just a short time she has excelled in every challenge presented to her. She has a great future here with
the JAX Family."

- Mark Rassano, Mechanical Service Manager
The JAX Family is proud to announce that Mark Lowery, President of JAX Refrigeration, was selected as one of the Florida finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 award. Congratulations Mark!
JAX Refrigeration once again named one of Northeast Florida's fastest growing companies!
This month, JAX Refrigeration was added to the Jacksonville Business Journal's list of fastest growing companies in Northeast Florida for the sixth year in a row! For more than 25 years, the JBJ has identified the fastest growing companies on the First Coast.

This list has tracked companies that boomed during the good times, that grew even when the economy shrank, that stand as an example of what ingenuity, hard work and creativity can lead to.

Logistics, finance, health care, technology, law and more — all of the major industries in the Jacksonville area are represented on this year's list.
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 Frank Everhart and Mike Brim, in our RHVACS Department.

Thank you Frank and Mike!

You guys have been great to know and work with. I appreciate all your technical knowledge and constant communications!

The quality of workmanship from the field is outstanding.
Also extremely grateful for completing the test and balance for us this week! it is no longer hot in random areas.
- Ken
Superintendent, (Texas-based) General Contractor
Get to know the JAX Family!
Leigh Ann Austin
Licensing & Compliance Coordinator
Hire Date: 3/19/2018

Leigh Ann joined the JAX Family by way of a referral from Catherine Price. She loves living in Jacksonville and truly considers it home, but visiting the Caribbean would be her ideal vacation.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her grandson and playing trivia. Christmas is her favorite holiday. She loves her work at JAX, but if she had to make a career change she’d be a chef. She roots for the Gators, loves the movie, “Sweet Home Alabama” and dreams of driving a shiny new BMW.
If she could have dinner with anyone dead or alive she’d choose her father.
Announcements
JAX Safety Talk
Defensive Driving
In all cases, while operating a motor vehicle, drivers should practice defensive driving techniques. Defensive driving is the art of driving so as to prevent and avoid traffic crashes, regardless of the unsafe conditions and actions created by other drivers and adverse road and or weather conditions. 

A good defensive driver will practice the following eight techniques: 
  • Glance well ahead in the direction of travel. Look 2 or 3 vehicles ahead to observe driving conditions in front of you. This allows you to consider a condition before you reach it.
  • Get the “big picture”; learn to see the entire roadway. Sweep the scene, side to side, front to back. Avoid “tunnel vision”. Keep your eyes moving; Position vehicle slightly offset to traffic to increase your field of vision.
  • Always allow an escape route, leave a cushion by slowing or moving ahead of the vehicles beside you.
  • Keep your vehicle visible and signal your intentions early.
  • When stopped prior to making left turns across incoming traffic leave wheels straight to prevent being pushed into oncoming traffic in the event of a rear-end crash.
  • When entering intersections practice looking left/right/left. Be sure to come to a full stop before proceeding.
  • Learn to compensate for hazards such as weather, debris, potholes, loose gravel, or sand.
  • ALWAYS maintain a cautious driving attitude.
- Robert Mills, Safety Director
Department Updates
Our Award-winning Refrigeration Department has had a busy 1st half of 2019. In Georgia, we are currently wrapping up the conversion of a cold storage facility into a meat processing facility for a major multinational retail corporation.
 
Our Refrigeration Team is also nearing completion on a fresh dog food processing facility and a large cold storage facility - both in Georgia.
 
From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.

Our ability to be a single-source for multiple industry disciplines allows us to stay one step ahead, reducing scope gap between trades and alleviating potential conflicts with a strength of communication our competitors can’t match.
Rooftop images of the Goodman package units (top) and Greenheck roof mounted intake hoods (bottom).
JAX Mechanical recently completed a 128,000 square ft warehouse space and 6,000 square ft office space.
 
The Mechanical Systems included nine (9) Greenheck Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans and nine (9) Filtered Roof mounted Intake Hoods. The office area is cooled by three (3) Goodman Rooftop Package Units.  
 
These systems included installation, and controls for the Hoods, Fans, CO 2 Sensors, and comfort cooling - All provided and installed by JAX Mechanical and JAX Mechanical Service - Tampa.
Our JAX Mechanical
 team lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX Mechanical Service offers Commercial and Industrial HVAC/R services and installations for multi-site Commercial customers. These services include Preventive Maintenance, Demand and Emergency services, Capital Replacement projects and Unit Retrofits
 
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome the following new Customers:
Merrell Outlet
St. Augustine FL
Preventative maintenance
and re-active service.
Saucony Shoes
St. Augustine FL
Preventative maintenance
and re-active service.
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Jacksonville FL
(Baymeadows location)
Preventative maintenance
and re-active service.
 Murphy USA Gas
Vernon, TX
Preventative maintenance
and re-active service.
Lilly Pulitzer Clothing
Coral Gables, FL
Preventative maintenance
and re-active service.
Silver Treasures
Assisted Living
Ponte Vedra FL
Preventive maintenance
 and re-active service.
Iventure IT Business Solutions
Jacksonville FL
Preventive maintenance and re-active service.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as an HVAC Preventative Maintenance or HVAC Service Technician in any of these locations, please contact us today!
Reducing energy consumption starts with minimizing the load on the refrigeration system.
 
Every MEAS-JAX custom design has the built-in flexibility to match your system needs and lower your energy consumption.
 
MEAS-JAX has the capability to integrate both time-tested and cutting-edge technologies into pre-fab and custom designs, and uses Revit Design software to ensure synergy with outside contracting business partners.
JAX Cool provides an entire range of thermal construction solutions to meet every project’s need, whether securing a thermal envelope for a single room, an entire building, or custom-creating insulated metal panel ductwork. We have experience in low-temperature construction and understand the importance of the compliance and safety details for food process facilities.

Photos: JAX Cool at work on a processing facility, in the Mid-Atlantic Area. 
The photo above shows the tight and crowded conditions we sometimes have to maneuver around.
JAX Cool employee working with an interior partition wall.
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 recently completed a Pizza Restaurant in Miami Gardens, FL (Project feedback in this month’s ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine’).
RHVACS started this project on 3/12/19, and went in for final inspection on 6/18/19. 
 
Another successful project for RHVACS - our guys always deliver.
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.
July 2019 - Upcoming Events
July 18 • 6-9pm
Tom Bush Ford, Atlantic Blvd
Fast50 VIP Reception

July 25 • 11:30am-1:30pm
The Lexington Hotel, Prudential Dr.
Fast50 Awards Luncheon
September 26
Mayor’s Day Packing event
Blessings in a Backpack
September 28
5k Walk & Run
Dreams Come True
Monsters, Mulligans & Margaritas
October 24 • 6-10pm
Celebrate Halloween with JAXCares Foundation
Evening will include local and national celebrities, a silent
auction like no other and live music!
Happy July
Work Anniversary!
Eight Years
Joy Bardin

Seven Years
Joshua Willcox
Jesse Wold

Three Years
Bryan Becker
Timothy Bielling
Jason Summers
Jose Vargas

Two Years
Cyaira Tyler
Israel Santiago
Happy July Birthday!
Ramiro Ramirez 7/1
Robert Mills 7/3
Anthony Braden 7/7
Race Nations 7/12
Michael Dallas 7/13
Courtney Machael 7/13
Michael Mata 7/14
Donald Cline 7/16
Matthew Maynard 7/23
Jeff Harvison 7/25
Miguel Mendoza Ruiz 7/26
Timothy Bielling 7/29
Michael Sanders 7/30
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!