Perry Mandera founded Custom Companies near Chicago, Illinois after more than 10 years in the transportation and cargo industry. He always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit and developed several profitable companies at a young age. He served in the military and focused on the transportation detail. Today, his company celebrates more than 30 years of successful service in its mission ‘to povide a broad base of transportation solutions under one roof to our customers.’ Perry, who serves as the company’s CEO, President and Chairman, believes strongly in excellence and giving. These values shape the continual accolades bestowed upon Custom Companies through the years.
By listening to the needs expressed by his clientele, Perry Mandera and his team have expanded the company from two to more than 2000 trucks for the completion of the company’s mission. They provide transport services throughout the USA and globally such as (LTL) less than truckload, hotshot and intermodal services, domestic and international air freight, logistic products and services, pick and pack services, dedicated contracts and local cartage, expedited ground delivery, direct mailing and US Customs bonded warehousing and storage. Those requiring his services span from small and family owned businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises. Custom Companies cares for more than 300 employees and enjoys fiscal years of revenue surpassing $200 million USD. The Illinois Transportation Association (ITA) named Perry Mandera among the ‘Year 2000’s Top 100 American Transportation Executives.’
Customers express feeling understood regarding their business to business needs from Custom Companies. They also appreciate the 24/7 access to service wherefor employees are trained and empowered to coordinate and resolve concerns within the one phone call, touting Perry’s motto to ‘do it right the first time.’ Congruent with his dedication to help the less fortunate, Perry Mandera founded Custom Care Charities and his company gives back to the community through this foundation. He and his wife feel strongly about helping families, children and veterans, in particular. Yet, they are renowned for their amazing generosity toward seemingly innumerable causes including cancer research and cure, hurricane, fire, earthquake and tornado victims, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday enrichment, distributing mass quantities of coats and blankets for the winter months, veterans’ healthcare and housing, and so much more.