Perry Mandera has had an interesting life to say the least. After his tour of duty with the Marines, he learned how to drive a big 18-wheeler truck. Needless to say, he developed a passion for the transportation industry and for helping those that work in that industry. He worked for a number of different Transportation companies after finishing up with the Marines. Then, in 1980, Mr. Mandera started his own business. After selling this first business, he started another business called the Custom Companies in 1986. Needless to say, it was this second business that would put Perry’s name on the map.
The Custom Companies has annual revenue of 200 million and serves companies of every size and shape. Mr. Mandera’s company has become well recognized for providing excellent logistical services and truck repair products. The Custom Companies, Inc. is located in Northlake, IL. Perry’s influence also included a U.S. Custom Bonded Warehouse and Distribution Center. Perry has also been influential with the Illinois transportation Association (ITA).
If this alone had been the scope of his accomplishments, it alone would have been impressive. However, there is so much more to this man then just the business he created. He is also an extremely accomplished philanthropist. After a number of years in business, Perry founded the charity Custom Cares (Customco).
Among the many activities this charity has sponsored would include such things as tornado relief for victims in 2013 in Washington, IL. They have also donated thousands of dollars for families that are needy during the holidays, they sponsor Youth Sports throughout the Chicago area, and they go the extra mile to serve the underprivileged youth of the area. If this weren’t enough, Perry Mandera also has always had the important mindset of taking care of everyone who has ever served as a veteran in the United States armed services. There is no question that he is a positive individual who has made a seriously positive difference in his world. He is definitely not just another executive that is after mindless profits. The world is truly a better place because of Mr. Mandera.