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Toni Antonetti
PR Chicago (agency)

Bryce Bowman
People 1st Advisors


People 1st Advisors Acquires Anchor World Services


People 1st Advisors (P1A), a Chicago-based, veteran-owned private investment firm, has acquired Anchor World Services, Elmhurst, IL, a family-owned commercial cleaning and janitorial service company.

The w
oman-owned (WBE) company has experienced dramatic growth in the past few years and was led by Tom and Suzi Prybolo, who will remain with the business. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Anchor World Services has provided quality cleaning and disinfecting services to businesses, warehouses, schools, medical facilities, sports arenas and retail locations for more than 100 years. “This acquisition enables Anchor to expand in the Chicago market to meet client demand for professional-grade cleaning and sanitizing services,” said Prybolo. “People 1st Advisors has made an important investment in our people and in supporting accelerated growth.”

“We were impressed with Anchor World Services’ focus on quality service, its dedicated leadership and history in the business,” said Bryce Bowman, Founder of People 1st Advisors. “We’re looking forward to partnering with Anchor World Services to build an exceptional future.”

About Anchor World Services
Anchor World Services has provided quality, reliable professional-grade cleaning, janitorial and sanitizing services to businesses, schools, medical facilities, sports arena and retail locations throughout the Chicago area for more than 100 years. For more information, visit
About People 1st Advisors
Founded in 2017, People 1st Advisors (P1A) is a Chicago-based, veteran-owned private investment firm that deploys its own capital into a growing portfolio of people-centric small and middle-market businesses.  The company has achieved outsized financial returns by extracting hidden value and unleashing it through proven leadership. Find out more at

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