JAX Refrigeration
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History

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The Story of JAX Refrigeration

We started JAX Refrigeration with four employees in a small, Jacksonville Beach office back in 2010. Thanks to the service and expertise we provided to our first few clients, and their returned loyalty, we have been able to grow responsibly.

We now have the privilege of employing over 70 (at last count) dedicated employees nationwide, including a branch office in Dallas, Texas and a fabrication shop in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The fabrication shop, which was recently expanded by 3,200 square feet for a total of almost 7,000 square feet, is 14 short blocks from our new corporate office.

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Our headquarters is in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. As of September 2015, we are excited to announce that our office has officially moved into our new state-of-the-art building located along Florida’s beautiful A1A. The new office building design is symbolic of our values – we want to embrace our community with a “historic beach home” flavor on the outside and all the modern conveniences and contemporary upgrades for our employees on the inside. We are keeping our traditional values while incorporating current engineering trends, just as we do in business. Please feel free to take a look at our new home HERE!

Mark A. Lowery, PE

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JAX Refrigeration founder Mark Lowery is a twenty five -year veteran in the refrigeration profession, and is a registered Professional Engineer in over 40 states. He started JAX Refrigeration to provide a higher level of professional expertise and customer service to his clients, and to create a company culture that would inspire employees. We want to put an emphasis on the engineering solution first, then the execution by providing Safety, Quality and Value.

Mark is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MBA from Georgia State University. Before founding JAX Refrigeration in 2010, he was the Divisional Vice President and Senior Vice President for two of the largest Refrigeration contractors in the United States.

A Tampa native, Mark resides in Jacksonville Beach with his wife of 20 years, Samantha, his son Luke, and daughters Ansley and Caitlin.

Edward R. Trotzke, PE

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Ed Trotzke, Senior Vice President, is a co-founder of JAX Refrigeration. With over 15 years of industry experience for many large, high profile companies, Ed brings a combination of insight and expertise to all of the projects JAX Refrigeration undertakes.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alaska. Ed resides in St Augustine with his wife, Jennifer, and his daughter Ava.

Honors

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  • Mark Lowery named among the “Outstanding Alumnus” by the University of Florida College of Engineering
  • Honored on the list of the “Gator100” by the University of Florida (#41 – 2016)
  • Named on of the “Top Engineering Companies in Jacksonville” by the Jacksonville Business Journal (2016)
  • Named one of the “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” by the Best & Brightest Group (2015)
  • Presented with the “Eagle Award” by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) during the “Excellence in Construction” Award Ceremony (2015)
  • Named on the list of “Florida Fast 100” by the Florida Group of American City Business Journals (#63 – 2015)
  • Honored on the list of “Partners in Philanthropy” by the Jacksonville Business Journal (2015)
  • Named on the list of “50 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Jacksonville Business Journal (#21 – 2015)
  • Honored by FLORIDA TREND as a “Best Company to Work For” (2011)
  • Named on the list of “Top HVAC Contractors” by the Jacksonville Business Journal for the last 4 years: 2011, 2012, 2013 (Top 3), and 2014 (Top 3)
  • Learn even more about JAX via an issue of the US Builder’s Review HERE!
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  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
  • ASHRAE
  • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association
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