Perry Mandera, Defender of Children, Philanthropist, Coach

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Perry Mandera graduated from Chicago public schools in1975 and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserves and he where he was assigned to the motor pool and he learned to drive trucks. Mr. Mandera was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp. Then, in 1980, at the age of 23, having gained some experience by previous employment with various companies in the transportation industry, Mr. Mandera started his first transportation business. He sold it five years later, in 1985. During this span of time, from 1984 through 1988, Perry Mandera decided to give politics a try, serving as the youngest person to ever be elected as Republican Ward Committeeman for the 26th Ward in Chicago from 1984 thru 1988.


This led Perry Mandera to become the founder and owner of Custom Co Inc., a full-service transportation industry game changer. Thanks to Perry Mandera’s ability to look into the future needs of the transportation sector, his hard work found manageable fixes for these needs and has made him and Custom Co., Inc. trailblazers, recognized and respected, not only in the United States but globally (Tumblr). They provide safe delivery of commodities 24/7/365 and include satellite tracking, and warehousing services, all provided by Custom Global Logistics, LLC, a segment of Custom Co., Inc. Custom Co. not only transports across the ground and seas, they also provide air express transportation, when called for.


Perry Mandera and Custom Co., Inc. is recognized for its many services by being awarded the Pat Summerall Award, which specifies The Custom Companies and Perry Mandera as Champions of the Industry. Mr. Perry has many other awards and titles, not only in transportation, but also in his charitable contributions, helping children, aiding in disaster relief, and more.


Perry Mandera is also a champion of children and others in need ( He has been President and CEO of Custom Cares Charities, Inc. since February of 1986. This organization provides direct help to those in need and also helps other charitable organizations in their provisions when needed. Mr. Mandera is an avid sports enthusiast and coaches many adult and children’s sports.


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