Perry Mandera a former Marine created the Custom Companies to help with his life long commitment to charitable giving. His company employs many people in the state of Illinois. After high school he joined the Marines Corp Reserves. There he worked as a truck driver learning about the transportation industry.
He later worked for several companies in the transportation industry gaining valuable experience. During this time he started his own business and eventually sold it. He 1984 he served in the 26th Ward of Chicago as Republican Ward Committeeman. He was the youngest person to be elected to this public office.
In 1986, he started a transportation company that serves many businesses and the community. The company is headquartered in Northlake, Illinois and has several offices in the US. It offers many different transportation services. They are airfreight forwarding services, truckload services, and logistic services. The company has a large warehouse and distribution center.
His charitable giving over the years has been to organizations that serve children and those in the military. Another cause Perry is committed to is the fight against cancer. He serves on the board of directors for two organizations. They are the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation and Jesse White Tumblers.
Over the years he has provided transportation to many needy children in Chicago and the surrounding regions. He has donated to victims of disasters and provided transportation services and supplies to families. Some of these storm victims were from Hurricane Katrina and a tornado that hit Washington, Illinois in 2013 (Chicago.cbslocal).
Currently he is providing transportation to those affected by California wildfires. He created Custom Cares Charities to help give back to the community through his other company. Perry Mandera has focused on serving youth in need in Chicago. He donates money to families during the holidays and donates to Illinois youth sports teams.
His charitable organizations helps veterans in need too. Perry is active in the community taking time to coach many youth sport teams and manage boxing competitions. He will continue to serve his community through his company Custom Companies and charitable organization Custom Cares Charities.