Perry Mandera owns Custom Co. Inc., a full-service transportation provider headquartered in Northlake, Illinois with sales in excess of $200 million and a fleet of trucks having advanced satellite tracking abilities. Perry is passionate about providing each customer with competitive rates, time-tested services, professional courtesy and 24/7 service.
Perry Mandera served his community via a four-year term as Republican Ward Committeeman for the 26th Ward in Chicago, being the youngest person to be elected to the position at the time of his service.
A Marine Corps reservist, Perry Mandera also founded Custom Cares Charities, a registered 501(c)(3) charity which has offered extensive resources to youth and families in need, donating tens of thousands to such families during the holiday season and providing financial support toward the education of disadvantaged children and young adults. Perry is a board member of the Jesse White Tumblers which encourages students to succeed and offers a tutoring program for those who do not meet minimum grade requirements (Ideamensch). Custom Cares also aids veterans in such ways as Hiring our Heroes charitable organizations that are dedicated to supporting American veterans in need of employment.
Perry Manderas has coached youth sports for basketball, football and baseball teams, and Custom Cares Charities has helped more than 100 children’s sports teams. He also coached and sponsored several boxers, two of whom went on to compete in the Olympics. Mr. Mandera’s company also helped tornado victims in Washington, Illinois in 2013 and transported many truckloads of aid to families impacted by other natural disasters.
Perry Mandera has been listed as one of The Illinois Transportation Association’s Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium in 2000, and he has given generously to such organizations as the ALS Foundation, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Toys for Tots.