Graduating High School in 1975, Perry Mandera, enrolled in the U.S Marine Corps. During his tour with the Marines, he learned to drive a Truck. It was then that Mr. Mandera began his venture into the Transportation industry.
Honorably Discharged from the Marines Mr. Mandera started his own business in 1980. He did this at the young age of 23. Mr. Mandera wanted to do more for his Chicago community, so he entered politics and served as Republican Ward Committeeman for the 26th Ward in Chicago starting in 1984. After selling his business in 1985, he continued with the 26th Ward until 1988.
Mr. Mandera was not finished in the world of business. In February 1986, he started The Custom Companies, Inc. Their business motto is “One Call Does It All.” The Custom Companies, Inc offers clients LTL, Truckload, Local Cartage and Airfreights service. This vast array of services helps ensure your transportation needs be met with just one call to the Custom Companies, Inc. With 350 employees in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas, the Custom Companies, Inc can help you countrywide (http://www.customcares.com/).
Perry Mandera has always had close ties to his community and his fellow Veterans. He started the Custom Cares Charities to pay it forward. They have worked closely with Hiring our Heroes and Marines for Life to give back. Custom Cares Charities is all about working with other organizations that are aligned with their mission to help their communities. The company transported more than 40 truckloads of food and supplies to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They also had a hand in helping those harmed by the California Wild Fires.
Custom Cares Charities has also sponsored over 100 youth sports teams throughout the Chicago area. Mr. Mandera has even gone as far as to assist with coaching some of the teams and supported Olympic boxers.
Perry Mandera has put his efforts into helping his fellow man. Through politics, business, and charities, he has excelled as someone that will help you with just one call.