Mark Lowery, founder of JAX Refrigeration, which is a GrowFL 2017 Florida Companies to Watch honoree, used his deep experience working with multiple refrigeration contractors to perfect his winning recipe for success in the refrigeration contracting industry.
"I always had a vision to own my own company," he said. "I felt like I could do things a little better as long as I could put together a great team that believed in the same things I did. I had worked for several refrigeration, engineering and contracting companies across the nation. Through that experience, I was able to identify what I liked, what I wanted to do differently and what I didn't want repeated. I utilized this knowledge base to build an improved model for my company."
JAX Refrigeration is a multifaceted subcontractor. The company provides industrial and commercial refrigeration contracting and engineering services, mechanical services, insulated metal panel enclosures for cold storage facilities and restaurant HVAC service.
"Our core focus is on providing the most responsive, custom-engineered solutions," Lowery explained. "We are single source and worry free. We have very little attrition because of the value we place on workplace satisfaction. I hope that every day, with our employees' help, we're making JAX Refrigeration the best place for them to work."
Lowery is proud of the company and his team for earning recognition as a GrowFL Florida Company To Watch.
"It's extremely gratifying, and it's an honor," he said. "It's nice to be recognized by peer groups and others as an up-and-coming company, and afford our employees the recognition they deserve for their hard work. That's the basis of our company - good people who work hard."
Lowery's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is "never say no the first time because you may not get a second chance; then be extremely responsive. You need to be the first to respond to someone - whatever it takes. You also need to find something different that makes you stand out."