Jonathan Marti

Jonathan Marti: from Intern to Senior Project Manager

Jacksonville native, Jonathan Marti has played a major role in JAX Refrigeration’s meteoric rise from startup to industry leader. During 2018 Jonathan has assumed the role of Senior Project Manager. Jonathan joined JAX as an intern, fresh out of the University of North Florida during the company’s first year of operations. As an accomplished Professional Engineer (PE) and active member of ASHRAE, RETA and FCMA Mr. Marti has become the lead for many of JAX Refrigeration’s key accounts, including Pepsi, Publix, Pepperidge Farm, and CHA. He was the Project Manager for two Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Award winning projects: Eagle Award for CXP Data Center and Pyramid Award for the JAX Refrigeration Office Building.

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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.

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JAX Refrigeration Celebrates 9 Years of Business

Looking Back Over Nine Years

The date was March 1, 2010. Mark Lowery and Ed Trotzke leased a small Jacksonville Beach office, with just four employees on the payroll. This pivotal leap of faith officially marked the moment JAX Refrigeration opened for business. Nine years later, with President Lowery and and Senior Vice President Trotzke still at the helm, JAX Refrigeration has become an industry leader with six departments and more than 200 employees.

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Start Efficient, Stay Efficient

High-efficiency, operational efficiency, efficiency expert. The bottom line of the business world looks to this “efficiency” term as the quintessential answer of: D – All of the above. Maximize efficiency in all areas and you maximize profits. The same holds true for mechanical systems and motors.

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Gaining and Growing the Next Generation of Talent

Nearly all HVAC/R companies nationwide are facing the challenge of recruiting and retaining quality service technicians, and JAX Refrigeration is no different. It is a seemingly strange phenomenon considering HVAC/R service tech jobs are stable, offer high earning potential and continue to provide plentiful employment opportunities. Read More

Prevent foodborne illnesses (food poisoning)

Don’t Become a "Sickening" Business

Food poisoning. Those dangerous two words no one in the food industry ever wants to hear. While it is obviously bad for consumers, it can be equally as unpleasant for business owners, if they’re not careful.

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Improve refrigeration performance

"Cool" Suggestions to Improve Refrigeration Performance

According to the International Institute of Refrigeration, 15 percent of the world’s energy consumption goes toward operating refrigeration and cooling systems.

If that relatively high number surprises you, stop for a moment and think about where the world would be without cool air.

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