Perry Mandera – A Pioneer of the Transportation Industry

Perry Mandera founded Custom Cares Charities. He is also known for having pioneered the Transportation Industry. His commitment to helping others is his personal driving force. He also dedicates his time to both family and church. He can add sports to his many passions.


Mandera has a background that prepared him for the tough things in life that would come his way. After graduating from high school in 1975, Mandera joined the Marine Corps Reserves. The Corps assigned him to the motor pool where he picked up his truck-driving skills. He served his time, received an honorable discharge, and returned to civilian life.


He worked for several transportation companies before deciding to open his own business in 1980 at the age of 23. He later sold his business in 1985. Somewhere along the line Mandera also took a keen interest in politics. The same drive that inspired him to open a business was also present as he ran for Republican Ward Committeeman of Chicago’s 26th Ward (Chicago.CBSLocal). He served for four years and distinguished himself by being the youngest person elected to that position at the time.


Lengthening his resume, he started The Custom Companies, Ind. Today, his company is proud to serve thousands of customers that range from Fortune 100 companies to small, family-owned, businesses. His company’s annual sales exceed $200 million and boast several hundred employees.


The company’s headquarters is in Northlake, IL. The company maintains agents and offices in other American cities as well. The company offers a complete array of logistics products and services. Some of these services include truck loading services, international air freight services, contract cartage, and warehousing to name several. Mandera is a man on the move. He is the kind of person who can build on past successes and carry them forward. These types of people seem to turn everything they touch to gold.

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