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by Chris Holden - July 22nd, 2018.
Filed under: Business, News.

Every now and then a person comes along and attempts to change the world, and sometimes, in their own way, they succeed. One such person is Perry Mandera. Founder of Custom Companies, Inc. Perry Mandera is a transportation industry executive. Having contributed to the transport sector for over 30 years.


Early Life.


Perry Mandera schooled in Chicago and after graduating from high school in 1975, he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves. At USMCR, he was assigned to the motor pool. It was here that he learned and perfected his knowledge about driving trucks, little did he know that this skill would one day change his life and impact hugely to lives of a thousand others. Perry Mandera left the USMCR and worked for several transportation companies, learning more about the transport sector and bettering his portfolio.


Time in politics.


Perry Mandera served as the youngest ever elected Republican Ward Committeeman between the years 1984 to 1988.


The Custom companies, Inc.


In February 1986, Perry Mandera founded the Custom companies, Inc. In the years since it has grown in leaps and bounds propelled by its founders determination and work ethic.

Perry Mandera’s enterprise is recognized as a full service transportation provider and operates under the motto “One call does it all” with a vision to offer a myriad of transport needs all under one roof. The Custom Companies, Inc. which also added warehousing and distribution to its priority list is grounded on;

  1. Provision of reliable services.
  2. Affordable rates.
  3. Innovative ideas.
  4. Honesty
  5. Confidentiality.


Because of his work ethic and contribution to the transportation sector, Perry Mandera was in 2000 recognized by the Illinois Transportation Association (ITA) as top 100 American Transportation Executives of the millennium.


Charitable contributions.


Perry Mandera has focused on giving back to the society. He is dedicated to assisting numerous initiatives among which includes assisting young people and veterans, and organizations focused on cancer eradication. Notable among his charitable contributions are;

  1. Transporting food to those affected by hurricane Katrina.
  2. Donating 6500 winter coats to underprivileged children living in Chicago.


In conclusion, Perry Mandera is a man whose contributions continue to shape the community and society around him.


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