Rob Brodsky, Vice President of JAX Cool
Florida News

JAX Refrigeration Wins Three ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

November 01, 2018

JAX Refrigeration, Inc. the nation’s most responsive single-source provider of commercial and industrial refrigeration, HVAC, engineering and mechanical system solutions has received three Excellence in Construction Awards from the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The JAX Refrigeration leadership team was recognized along with other award winners on August 24th at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.

Rob Brodsky, Vice President of JAX Cool
Rob Brodsky, Vice President of JAX Cool

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
JAX Refrigeration received Pyramid Awards for the following projects:

Palm Valley Academy

Palm Valley Academy, a kindergarten through 8th grade school in the Nocatee area of St. Johns County in Florida. JAX Refrigeration, through its JAX Mechanical department, self-performed roughly 80% of labor on the project. This scope of work included the installation of two 225-ton air-cooled chillers, 292-ton ice storage capacity, glycol and chilled water piping systems with highly sophisticated digital control systems, and 11 air- handling units including all associated supply, return and exhaust ductwork systems. JAX Mechanical worked with Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) to provide the heating, ventilation and HVAC systems for the 190,000-square-foot, tilt-panel building. The project spanned two years with a contract value of $4,337,000.

Raymond Chin, Director of JAX Refrigeration, Mechanical Department
Raymond Chin, Director of JAX Refrigeration, Mechanical Department

Bahamas Food Services

JAX Refrigeration was subcontracted by Sysco to work on the renovation of a production facility for its subsidiary, Bahamas Food Services. Bahamas Food Services is the largest food distributor in the Bahamas, supplying fresh and frozen meats, fresh produce, dairy products, processed foods, beverages, chemicals and paper. The renovation required JAX Refrigeration to replace an evaporative condenser and remove and reinstall all controls groups serving eight (8) evaporators for the 220,000-square-foot facility. The industrial refrigeration contract spanned three months, from January-March 2018, with a contract value of $1,780,138.

Mission Foods

JAX Refrigeration, through its JAX Cool department, worked with Grumma Engineering on the renovation of an existing facility for Mission Foods in Lakeland, Fla. JAX Cool was contracted for the installation of insulated metal panels and door work for a food processing facility, specifically two cooling rooms for packaging tortillas. JAX Cool added new walls and doors to the 5,000-square-foot project. The contract was valued at $300,000 and lasted for roughly one month.

About JAX Refrigeration

JAX Refrigeration, Inc. is the nation’s most responsive single-source provider of refrigeration, mechanical, HVAC and thermal turnkey services. It specializes in custom-designed engineering and system maintenance solutions for industrial and commercial projects. JAX Refrigeration has five major industry departments: JAX Refrigeration, JAX Mechanical, MEAS (Mechanical Engineering and Solutions), JAXCool and RHVACS (Restaurant HVAC Specialty). Its 501c3 charitable arm, JAXCares, regularly supports inspiring individuals and charitable organizations through fundraising and event support. JAX Refrigeration’s fabrication shop and main headquarters are located in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., with additional offices in Dallas, Texas and Mobile, Ala. For more information on JAX Refrigeration, Inc., please visit

About the ABC Florida First Coast Chapter

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida First Coast Chapter consists of more than 135 member companies representing thousands of Northeast Florida construction-industry professionals. The Chapter serves contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and associates in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union counties. For more information, visit