Perry Mandera, One of the Most Giving Men in Chicago

Successful businessman Perry Mandera is truly a rare and refreshing find in today’s fast paced, “me first”, power hungry world.

Perry Mandera began his life of service way back in 1975, when the fresh faced youngster enlisted in the Marine Corp Reserves. As fate would have it he was assigned to be a truck driver. Mandera drew upon that early experience to form a prominent and successful career in the transportation industry (Blogwebpedia).

Upon being honorably discharged Perry Mandera rejoined civilian life, working for several transportation companies and eventually starting and selling his own transportation business.

In 1984, Perry Mandera ran for office and was elected to the position Republican Ward Committeeman of Chicago’s 26th Ward. He served the city of Chicago in that capacity from 1984-1988.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Northlake, Illinois, The Custom Companies Inc caters to many businesses ranging from small mom and pop’s to fortune 100 companies. The company provides it’s patrons with a number of services that range from air freight forwarding to local trucking and logistical services.

In the year 2000, the Illinois Transportation Association (ITA) named Perry Mandera one of the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium.” Perry Mandera currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ITA.

Perry formed Custom Companies Charities a branch of Custom Companies Inc. to further his charitable pursuits.

Mandera focuses his charitable efforts toward organizations that seek the welfare of children and veterans. He also has a soft spot in his heart for cancer groups and natural disaster victims. Having provided resources and transportation to victims of Hurricane Katrina and those displaced by the recent California wildfires.

Perry Mandera has also coached many youth teams in Chicago ranging from baseball, football, basketball and boxing. Two of his former boxers went on to become Olympic contenders.

Perry Mandera is a breath of fresh air in today world of cut throat business practices and selfies. A man who thinks of others and pays his blessings forward exponentially.


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