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Toni Antonetti
PR Chicago (agency)

Bryce Bowman
People 1st Advisors


People 1st Advisors (P1A) Enters New Industry with Acquisition of Oasis Heating & Cooling, Leading Chicago HVAC


CHICAGO, IL, March 1, 2024 –- People 1st Advisors (P1A), a Chicago-based, veteran-owned private investment firm, has acquired Oasis Heating & Cooling.  Oasis is a Chicago based heating, cooling and ventilation firm, which will begin operations in Plumbing in Spring of 2024. P1A closed the transaction in partnership with the Company’s President and owner, Mirsad “Mike” Causevic. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


“Oasis Heating and Cooling has had a stellar reputation for quality service in the Chicago area for the past 20 years,” says Bryce Bowman, P1A Founder. “We are pleased to work with Mr. Causevic to take Oasis to the next level.  I can’t wait to add new capabilities and services for our incredible customers across Chicagoland.  We have already expanded into the Elmhurst/DuPage County markets and are excited to bring these wonderful capabilities and top notch service across the greater Chicagoland region.”


Oasis Heating & Cooling, with service offices in Chicago and Elmhurst, Illinois, has won dozens of service quality awards and, because of relationships with top manufacturers and distributors nationwide, can offer customers competitive pricing and the latest in technology and quality equipment. In addition to commercial and residential HVAC, Oasis also offers maintenance plans and sells and services ductless HVAC and boilers.


“I look forward to growing Oasis together with P1A and we are excited about the next phase of growth for our team and customers,” says Mirsad “Mike” Causevic. “We remain committed to offering cost-effective heating and air conditioning systems providing superior energy efficiency, reliability and comfort. Most important, we will continue to work to earn our customers’ lifelong trust and loyalty.”


Barnes & Thornburg LLP served as legal counsel to P1A while Byline Bank of Chicago provided debt financing for the transaction.



About Oasis Heating & Cooling

Since 1997, Oasis Heating & Cooling has delivered quality customer service, reliability, and expertise in heating, cooling, and ventilation to our residential and commercial clients. Our highly-trained technicians, and responsive support staff, offer customized solutions to fit your budget. We have earned the respect and support of our valued customers and have become a trusted source for all their HVAC needs.


About People 1st Advisors

Founded in 2015, 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 across the U.S.  The company has achieved outsized financial returns for investors by extracting hidden value and unleashing it through experienced, authentic leadership. Find out more at

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