Perry Mandera is Chief Executive Officer of The Custom Companies Inc and a sits on the seat of several Board of Directors including the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, and the Jesse White Tumblers.
His Company, The Custom Companies is a Full Service Transportation Provider that services the community of Chicago and specializes in LTL, Truck Load and Air Freight transportation needs.
Perry Mandera started with the company in 1986 after 10 years in the Logistics and Transportation branch of the Marines, this is where he gained knowledge of the Transportation and Logistics Industry. His service in the armed forces, as well as his political career as the Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago, 26th District helped shape him into the businessman and charitable giver he is today. It is through that service that he realized the needs of the Chicago community.
Perry Mandera finds joy into giving back to community and developed the Custom Cares Charities that services the needs of the Chicago Community. Some of these services include giving winter coats to the children of the Chicago district, providing contributions to a hundred youth sports organizations and has even coached several of these teams in the sports of football, baseball and basketball.
His service with the Marines didn’t end when he unlisted with the armed services. Today Perry Mandera contributes to various organizations that benefit our veterans such as Hiring our Heroes and Marine for Life. He strives to help the men and women who have served in our armed forces with gainful employment upon leaving the service.
Through his success as a businessman in the Transportation he has gained several accolades within the industry. He has garnished such awards as being named in the Top 100 American Transportation executives a prestigious award given by the ITA. He also was given the Bishop Sheil and Citizen of the Year Award by the Illinois State Crime Commission. As well as the Leonard Schaller Businessman of the Year Award
In addition to his business and charitable organizations he is a devoted husband, father, and church member of the Catholic faith.