May 2019
Here we grow!
JAX Refrigeration officially broke ground on April 30th, 2019 for the all new corporate headquarters, located at 904 6th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach.The new location will feature two buildings: 15,000 sf of office space and 5,000 sf for our Mechanical group.
The new headquarters will more than double the space we currently occupy. Stay tuned for updates. We look forward to sharing the progress with you.
See you next year!
Thank you, Jacksonville Beach, for a fun-filled Springing the Blues Festival!

The newest tequila in town, vida de louie and JAX Refrigeration recently partnered with the iconic community event, Springing the Blues. vida de louie Springing the Blues Festival, held at the Seawalk Pavilion on April 5-7, was a huge success!

“We are proud to have our company based in Jacksonville Beach. Partnerships in our backyard are important to JAX Refrigeration and vida de louie.”
-Mark Lowery - President

Representatives of JAX and vida de louie enjoyed spending time with the people in our community, while listening to excellent music.

We were thrilled to support and enjoy such a wonderful event, and would like to thank all who stopped by the JAX Refrigeration tent. It was great to have so many friends (old and new) play a little corn hole, color “Easter Fridgies” and take the time to get to know the JAX Family.
JAX RHVAC Turns 30!
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) officially opened its doors on April 6, 1989. In the early days, brothers Gary and Bobby Yoho assumed all rolls. As the business grew they began hiring employees, beginning with Evelyn Yoho for accounting support. That first year they added on 2 field mechanics and one start-up technician. After learning the ropes in the field, Dana Yoho joined the executive team as a construction manager. Since their humble beginning RHVACS has successfully completed over 2,200 projects, all supervised and installed by their own skilled tradesmen, not outside contractors. We sat down with Bobby and Dana Yoho to learn a little more about what has made them successful these last 30 years.
Welcome to the JAX Team!
We are pleased to announce that Jay Mayo joined JAX Refrigeration on Monday, April 8, 2019 as our new Project Manager for our JAX Mechanical Department. Jay brings over 35 years of experience in Project Management, Systems Repair and Production at Carrier Corporation to JAX.

Mr. Mayo's background includes maintenance management and plant facility operations at multiple locations with Carrier, with 10 years in the field as a Project Manager over HVAC and controls installations.

Jay holds an AS Degree in Electrical Technology, and a Bachelor's of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jay’s knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the JAX Mechanical Team. Welcome to the JAX Family!
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.
Get to know the JAX Family!
Catherine Price
Service Coordinator for Mechanical Service
Hire Date: 9/29/2016

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. Though she happily calls Jacksonville home, she’d love to visit Australia one day. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, she roots for the Kansas City Chiefs and she would love to get behind the wheel of a convertible Mustang. If she ever had a career change, one as a personal trainer would be her choice.
Announcements
Employee Promotions

REFRIGERATION
Shawn Nations
has been promoted from Foreman to Superintendent.
Shawn has been with JAX since 2013.

Danny Washburn
has been promoted from Superintendent to General Superintendent.
Danny has been with JAX since 2012.

MECHANICAL
George Lang
has been promoted from Project Manager to Sr. Project Manager.
George has been with JAX since 2017.

Congratulations to all three!
We appreciate the hard work and dedication.
From our safety director
Drink Water!
Water is one of the most important substances on Earth. All plants, animals and people need water to survive. Water serves very important purposes to our bodies and bodily functions- some of which many are unaware of.
Water comprises more than 60% of our total body weight. Lack of water is the #1 trigger for daytime fatigue. A 2% drop in one’s water level can spur problems with short term memory. Water naturally cleanses our body of toxins, regulates our body’s cooling system and even acts as a lubricant and cushion for our joints. 

Why am I telling you all this?  Well you guessed it, it’s summer time and staying hydrated is essential for maintaining good health and safety – whether on a construction job-site, at school or even in your home.
It is recommended to drink at least 50-64 oz. of water per day.  One should not wait until feeling thirsty to drink water. By that time, a person is already well on their way to dehydration.  I know most of us like to drink coffee and/or energy drinks, but these types of beverages cause us to lose water and are known as diuretics. One simple way to determine if you are sufficiently hydrated is by the checking the color of your urine. The clearer your urine, the more hydrated your body is.
Dehydration affects the body in a multitude of ways. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are the three things that can lead to serious medical conditions while at work, if one fails to stay hydrated.
So drink up and stay hydrated for a safe and happy summer.
- Robert Mills, Safety Director
JAX Around Town
Fridgie made an appearance at the KYDS & Jaffi’s Dreams Come True Fashion Show on April 13th. All proceeds from the event are directed 100% to benefiting local children.
Congratulations to our
Fridgie Coloring Contest Winners!
Thank you to all who submitted online or stopped by our booth at the 2019 Springing the Blues to participate! Don't forget, you can visit the JAX Refrigeration site to request your very own Fridgie plush any time!
Department Updates
Our refrigeration department will soon be finishing another successful food distribution facility expansion project, in central Illinois. One of the nation’s largest food industry redistribution providers has contracted JAX Refrigeration to complete the expansion of an existing cold storage facility. As usual, JAX has been progressing on schedule and expects a successful completion.

Redistribution makes a difference to every link in the supply chain, allowing for products to move more efficiently, cost-effectively and safely from the manufacturer to the end user. JAX Refrigeration is proud to be the trusted partner, responsible for doing what we do best... keeping things cool!
Why JAX Mechanical?
Our JAX Mechanical team lives and breathes our core values every day:

Safety • People-focused * Quality

We are particularly proud of our team’s commitment to being people-focused. Today’s clients expect projects to be completed in record time, which requires the right team of contractors and the right relationships. JAX Mechanical exists to be your trusted partner and to handle your HVAC/mechanical needs with a dedicated focus on supporting you, the client. Do not hesitate, give JAX Mechanical a call today! We have trained experts ready to focus their efforts on creating solutions for your project needs.
Jax Mechanical Service is pleased to announce the following new customers:
Ashley Furniture Home Store, Jacksonville, FL
Quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q on Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
Re-active service
Potentially preventive maintenance for 32 locations.
IT’Sugar – (3) locations in Dallas, TX
Preventive maintenance
and re-active service.
zColo by Zayo Data Center – Miami, FL
Preventive maintenance and re-active service.
From conceptual design to full construction documents, MEAS has the experience to match your refrigeration needs. Specializing in Natural refrigerants, no system is TOO SMALL...

MEAS has the capabilities to design the right system to meet your requirements and ensure project success. Not only does our team have extensive experience, it has a proven history of success. MEAS engineers can deliver quality systems using the following:
  • Natural refrigerants
  • Cascade systems, both compression and volatile brine
  • Single-stage, multi-stage and economized systems
  • Flow down systems using electronic or mechanical floats
  • Hygienic air and clean room design
  • Package or site-built machine rooms
JAX Cool has been hard at work, with their current cooler project in Minnesota. The Cool Crew is installing insulated metal panel walls, ceilings and doors in a 4,000 square foot cooler. As usual, JAX Cool has been firing on all cylinders, and this project is slated for successful on-time completion.

JAX Cool secures the entire thermal envelope, including insulated metal panels and doors, ductwork fabrication and under-floor insulation system fabrication and installation for commercial, industrial, pharmaceutical clean-room and mechanical duct systems.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty celebrated
3 Years as part of JAX Refrigeration, on April 29, 2019!

The Restaurant Crew has been busy, working on several Projects in Florida.
  • Culver's Restaurant - Viera, FL
  • Peter Piper Pizza - Miami Gardens, FL
  • Pollo Tropical Restaurant - Tamarac, FL
Congratulations to RHVACS for 3 Years with JAX Refrigeration... and 30 Years in Business!
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.
May 2019 - Upcoming Events
May 5
Cars & 'Q for the Cause
Cars & 'Q is an award-winning event with over 1,200 patrons and will raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
May 5
Blessings in a
Backpack Fancy Pants Party
May 14
Calais Campbell
Bowling Classic
Bobby Yoho's Retiring!
We'd like to invite all JAX and RHVACS customers and employees to join in celebrating Bobby’s Retirement.

Friday, 5/31/2019
12:00 – 2:30pm
 
RHVACS Headquarters
2045 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL. 34604

Congratulations Bobby!
Happy May
Work Anniversary!
Nineteen Years
William Carr - RHVACS

Eleven Years
David Bailey - RHVACS

Nine Years
Jonathan Marti

Six Years
Brian Peterson

Three Years
John Davis
Crystal Keeler
Courtney Machael
Michael Sanders
Ramiro Ramirez

Two Years
Andrew Fortenberry
Linda Schreck
John Stevens

One Year
Malcolm West
Happy May Birthday!
Keenan Stephens 5/2
Andy Lueck 5/4
Otis Crawford 5/7
Richard Morris 5/8
Jonathan Hood 5/16
Anthony Colabella, Jr. 5/17
Stephen Mercer 5/17
Hunter McFarland 5/20
Mike Brim 5/22
Larry Hardin 5/25
Craig Callahan 5/26
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!