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February 2018 Newsletter

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New Date For JAX Refrigeration Icemen Mascot Classic – 2/25/18

Must-See Mascot Broomball Action

Game Pays Tribute To Construction & Trade Contractors

If you’ve never seen a game of broomball up close and personal, you won’t want to miss the Icemen Mascot Classic, the greatest mascot match ever held, starring JAXCares’ Fridgie, the Jacksonville Icemen’s Blizzard, Jumbo Shrimp’s Scampi and Southpaw, plus many more of the characters you love to laugh with.

It’s all part of the JAX Refrigeration Construction and Trade Contractors matinee and Icemen Mascot Classic at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena as the Jacksonville Icemen take on the Brampton Beast. The puck drops at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25.

Before the game, JAX Refrigeration will also be treating clients, family and friends to an epic 8th Anniversary Street Party in celebration of eight years of success.

Join us from 12 – 2 p.m. for an entertainment lineup that features food trucks, a live band and more. Stay tuned for more details. To request VIP tickets, courtesy of JAX Refrigeration, email us at jbardin@jaxref.com.

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JAX Refrigeration Takes Top Honors

JAX Refrigeration is proud to be recognized this month for our commitment to our clients and our community as the recipient of these prestigious awards:

  • Earned # 2 ranking in the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2018 Book of Lists for HVAC Contractors. JAX Refrigeration climbed up a notch from its #3 ranking in 2017.
  • JAX Refrigeration also made the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2018 Book of Lists for top Engineering Firms and the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2018 Book of Lists for top Private Companies.
  • Named one of Jacksonville Magazine’s 2018
    Companies With Heart
  • Honored as one of GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch

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Boy Scout Night At The Arena

JAX Refrigeration teamed up with Money Pages and its CEO, Alan Worley, to provide some very excited boy scouts from Wolf Den Pack 473 with a memorable night on ice.

The occasion? The Jacksonville Icemen’s first ever Boy Scout Night held on Saturday, January 13th. From the rave reviews of the young wolves in attendance, and by the photo evidence, the evening did not disappoint.

The young scouts earned new patches to proudly display on their uniforms. They also scored a collectible hockey stick to take home to commemorate the occasion.


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Through the Grapevine

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, so check in here for the latest on what people are saying about us.

This month’s testimonial comes from Bridget Davis. She was the lucky mom who escorted Wolf Den Pack 473 to the Jacksonville Icemen’s Boy Scout Night, courtesy of JAX Refrigeration and Money Pages.

JAX Refrigeraton Stirs Up Support for Blessings in a Backpack

It’s an alarming issue … one most of us don’t think about happening right here in the U.S. But childhood hunger is an everyday reality for many American families.

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501c (3) non-profit dedicated to providing school children who are on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program with food to take home on weekends during the school year. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in over 1,100 schools throughout 47 states and Washington D.C.

In an effort to stir up awareness about this very serious issue, JAX Refrigeration teamed up with Blessings in a Backpack on Feb., 1 at Allen D. Nease High School to help tackle student hunger.

Taste buds were working overtime as we celebrated this very special evening. We had a blast sampling the delectable lineup of mouth-savoring soups, cooked by over 20 of our favorite local chefs.

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Fridgie Sightings

JAXCares Foundation’s lovable mascot, Fridgie, has been sighted in Rome, Venice, Paris and New Zealand. During the recent cold snap across the U.S., Fridgie was even spotted chilling out in the snow in Monett, MO.

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JAXCares Supports Our Community

JAXCares is a proud supporter of the following charitable organizations and ministries.

  • All Children’s Hospital
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Antilleans Football Club
  • Ashford Court Retirement Home
  • Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Camp Rainbow
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Children’s Home Society
  • Congenital Heart Walk
  • Desire Street Ministries
  • Do It For The Love Foundation
  • Dreams Come True
  • Fletcher High School
  • Fletcher Middle School
  • Healing Every Autistic Life (HEAL)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • Mission House
  • Monogram Loves Kids Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association
  • Orange County Corrections Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
  • Palmer Catholic Academy
  • The Phoenix House
  • Spectrum Designs Foundation
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church
  • The Tim Tebow Foundation
  • Walk for Children With Apraxia
  • WaveMasters
  • Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Youth Crisis Center
  • ZackPacks

JAX Family Announcements

We are so proud of our JAX Family! Please join us in celebrating their milestones and accomplishments!

Happy February Birthday to:

  • Linda Schreck – 2/1
  • Richard Baehr – 2/2
  • James McFarland – 2/5
  • William Chalk – 2/7
  • Lemuel Viacrucis – 2/10
  • Josh Clanton – 2/11
  • Douglas Hendrickson – 2/14
  • Joy Bardin – 2/17
  • David Herbert – 2/18
  • Scott Baldwin – 2/22
  • Andrew Fortenberry – 2/25
  • John Osborn – 2/2

Happy February Anniversary to:

  • Leonard Vernon – 6 years (with RHVACS)
  • Val Krotov – 2 years
  • Vic Rupert – 2 years
  • George Lang – 1 year
  • Thomas Everhart – 1 year
  • Logan Ratliff – 1 year
  • Michael Carroll – 1 year
  • Mark Rassano – 1 year
  • Richard Morris – 1 year
  • Noemi Torres – 1 year
  • Patrick Price – 1 year
  • Brannen Youngblood – 1 year

Upcoming Events

JAX will be supporting and participating in these upcoming events:

Department Updates

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JAX Refrigeration understands the critical dynamics involved in the construction of food processing environments where food safety is a priority. From installing hygienic ductwork to providing equipment that can be washed down, we have the experience many customers have come to trust.


JAX Mechanical would like to welcome our newest project manager, Larry Hardin to the team! He is local to the Tampa area and will be working out of our Brooksdale, Fla. office. Larry brings over 35 years of HVAC experience in the commercial, light industrial, retail, healthcare and hospitality industries. JAX is excited to offer a local presence in the Tampa area for these industries. Welcome aboard, Larry!


Talk to MEAS-JAX about your refrigeration needs, from mass and energy balance to complete facility design. MEAS-JAX has the expertise to provide a solution that’s Innovative, Compliant and Energy Efficient.

JAXCool completed an underfloor insulation system install at a Midwestern foodservice facility. Let us provide a custom solution for your next project.

Let Restaurant HVAC Specialty review or redesign your restaurant air conditioning and kitchen hood systems and plans. We may be able to save you a lot of money.

Fridgie Savings Zone – Monthly Parts Specials

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!


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  • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association
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