Perry Mandera: Humanitarian For The 21st Century

Perry Mandera is the founder and CEO of Custom Cares Charities, a humanitarian non profit organization that has long been his vision.

As an innovator in the booming transportation industry, Perry Mandera has remained committed to strengthening the community around him. Through raising his family with strong values,

serving in and donating to his church, and many other acts of service and kindness over the years since he served with distinction in the Marine Corps. Mandera joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school

in 1975 and was able to master driving transport vehicles while serving. Notably, Mandera was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, which is a high honor reserved for only the best Marines serving our country.


After leaving the military, Perry Mandera worked for several transportation companies learning all he could about the industry and increasing his experience. It was long until Mandera founded his first business venture, in 1980 he

created a transport company of his own, albeit selling the company just five years later. After the sale of his first company, Perry Mandera pursued an interest in politics and became a committeeman as part of the Republican Party

in the city of Chicago for four years. In that pistion of public service, Madera held the distinction of being the youngest person to hold that office.


After his remarkable public service, Perry Mandera founded his second business, The Custom Companies, Inc. which he founded in 1986 and is growing even moving forward into the 21st century.

The Custom Companies, Inc. works with all types and sizes of venture from the enterprise-level corporations all the way down to small family businesses. Headquartered in Illinois, Custom Companies is the employer hundreds of workers

count on and recently broke the $200M in annual sales benchmark. Aside from the Illinois-based headquarters, there are various other subsidies and offices across the nation. Custom Companies acts as a full-service transportation firm,

purveying services lines such as foreign and domestic air freight, cartage by contract, and locally-based cartage. Custom Co. has a broad range of supplementary services and has a bonded warehouse plus distribtuion facility.