Perry Mandera is the founder and CEO of the Custom Cares Charities, a non-profit humanitarian organization that has long been his personal vision.
As a leading innovator in the transportation industry, Perry Mandera remains committed to strengthening his community. Raising his own family with strong morals,
and serving in and donating resources to his church, and contributing many acts of kindness and service over the years has helped his vision. Serving with honor and distinction in the Marine Corps benefitted Mandera’s character greatly.
Perry joined the US Marines after graduating high school and was able to learn to drive transport vehicles during service. Remarkably, Mandera was Honorably Discharged from the Marines, which is an honor reserved for only the best serving our country.
After leaving the military, Perry worked for multiple transportation companies in order to learn all he could about the industry and to increase experience. It was not long until Perry opened his first venture, in 1980
founding a transport company of his own. Mandera was able to sell the company just five years later… After the sale, Perry pursued an interest in politics and became a committeeman of the Republican Party of Illinois
in the city of Chicago. Mandera served for a total of four years. In public service, Mandera held the distinction of being the youngest person to hold that office.
After his career in public service, Perry founded his second business, The Custom Companies, Inc.. Founded in 1986, Custom Co. is still growing in the 21st century.
The Custom Companies, Inc. services many sizes of ventures ranging from Fortune 100 companies down to small family-owned businesses. Headquartered in Illinois, Custom Companies, Inc. is an employer to hundreds of workers.
Recently breaking $200M in annual sales as a benchmark; there are various other offices across the nation aiding system-wide growth. Custom Companies acts as a full-service group,
purveying services lines such as foreign and domestic air freight, contract cartage, and local cartage. Custom Co. has a wide range of supplementary services as well.