Perry Mandera, is a successful Chicago entrepreneur who has set a high standard in the trucking industry. His passion for transportation began as a young United State Marine when he was assigned to the transport unit. This is where he first learned how to drive a truck. This experience led Mr. Mandera on to other opportunities in field of transportation logistics.
At the age of 23, Perry Mandera, began his own company driving truck (TheNewsVersion). He sold it a quick five years later and started, The Custom Companies Inc. The first company of its’ kind to offer full transportation services to their clients. Stretching beyond the limits of transportation by truck, The Custom Companies Inc, offers truckload, local cartage and air freight service to their clients. Their motto, “One Call Does It All,” shows they think of themselves as a one-stop shop for transportation services. Over the past twenty-five years, the company has developed the reputation of providing world class customer service to their clients. To ensure the quality of their service, Perry Mandera is actively involved in the day to day happenings of the company.
The success of, The Custom Companies Inc., is rooted in Mr. Mandera’s belief that each client should be handled with a personal touch and served with world-class service (https://www.slideshare.net/perrymandera). They strive to be reliable, competitive and out of the box thinkers when it comes to solving problems for their clients.
Since 1986, The Custom Companies Inc. has provided logistic services to clients across the United States. As a member of the Illinois Trucking Association, Mr. Mandera provides resources and advocates for other trucking companies in Illinois. The ITA also provides educational opportunities for its members at no cost.
Perry Mandera was recognized as one of the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium.” As a leader and member of his community, Mr. Mandera is also passionate about giving back. He has donated his time, energy and financial resources to a variety of charitable groups over the past twenty-five years and continues to do so. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation and The Jessie White Tumblers. He founded his company on giving back to the community and continues to live with the same intention.