Investment Firms Calico Group and Sound Partners Acquire Tradewinds Mechanical, LLC

Calico Group—a private investment vehicle for Morgan Strain and Steven Brayet —and Sound Partners—a lower-middle market private equity fund founded in 2022 by managing partner Zepher Loesch— are pleased to announce their joint acquisition of Tradewinds Mechanical, LLC, a commercial HVAC-R company based in Las Vegas, NV.

Tradewinds was founded in 2009 by Joshua Symonds and Kirsten Castellanos, and has provided exceptional HVAC-R services to commercial clients throughout the Las Vegas region for nearly 15 years. Their personal commitment to quality work and customer satisfaction has earned Tradewinds the reputation as one of the leading and most trustworthy HVAC-R companies in the region. Its acquisition by Calico Group and Sound Partners will provide Tradewinds with substantial resources and support to cultivate its growth and success.

"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Calico as operators and to welcome Tradewinds Mechanical into the Sound Partners portfolio," says Loesch. “We are impressed by the company's reputation, experience, and commitment to excellence. We look forward, with Calico Group, to working with the Tradewinds team to build upon their strong foundation and help the company reach new heights."

Calico’s Co-Founders also reveal their excitement and expectations for the acquisition. "Tradewinds is an outstanding company with the type of loyal customer base and proven track record of success we look for," says Strain. "We’re thrilled to join with Sound Partners to sustain the growth and expansion of a company we believe in," added Brayet.

Tradewinds founder Symonds confirms, "Everyone here, too, is excited about this new chapter for Tradewinds Mechanical. We have already seen Calico Group's and Sound Partners’ investment and expertise help accelerate our growth and expand our service offerings.” He adds, “Of course, our same seasoned staff remains committed to provide our customers with the highest quality HVAC-R maintenance possible as we continue to serve the Las Vegas community."

Under the new ownership, Tradewinds Mechanical will continue to operate with its current field technicians while Brayet serves as company President.

About Tradewinds Mechanical (
Tradewinds Mechanical, LLC is a leading commercial HVAC-R service company established in Las Vegas, NV in 2009. The company provides commercial heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration services that include installation, maintenance, and repair. The company assures optimal output of units even in the wide temperature extremes of the Vegas Valley. Thanks to Symonds and Castellanos, and nearly 15 years of exhaustive experience, Tradewinds Mechanical has earned a reputation for quality work, honesty, and excellence in the industry and among its Nevada clients.