Perry Mandera is the CEO of The Custom Companies, Inc. The company is a logistics and transportation company. Perry Mandera grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Right after high school, he decided to join the Marines. The experience of being a Marine gave Perry Mandera a future in trucking. After leaving the Marine Corps, he worked with several trucking companies. In 1984, Perry Mandera was the youngest to serve as Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago, Illinois. This experience gave him the urge to help others.
In 1986, Perry Mandera started The Custom Cares Company, Inc. This company has helped a wide range of companies. Its wealth is more than 200 million dollars. The Custom Cares Company, Inc. has hundreds of workers. The company is based in Northlake, Illinois. Although based there, they have offices throughout the United States. The Custom Cares Company, Inc. has helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina and California Wildfires. They also helped when a tornado hit Washington, Illinois.
Perry Mandera also started The Custom Cares Charities. He has given money to families that need it in Chicago during the holidays. Perry Mandera is a big sports fan so he has giving support to many sports teams and sports charities in Illinois. He was a coach for youth baseball, basketball, and football. Perry Mandera has a special interest in boxing. He has managed one boxer who got to be in the 2004 Olympics. He also gives support to boxers.
Through his charity, Perry Mandera has helped finance education to ill-fated youth. Since he was a Marine, his charity also supports the Marines for Life and Hiring Our Heroes. Perry Mandera has environmental concerns so his company acknowledges the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program which reduces emissions that trucks give off.
In 2000, Perry Mandera’s company was awarded “Top 100 American Transportation Services of the Millennium” by the Illinois Trucking Association. Perry Mandera is now on the Board of Directors of that association. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Jesse White Tumblers and The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation.