Perry Mandera: the Entrepreneur, the Philanthropist, the Legend.

Perry Mandera is an exceptional businessman, war veteran, and role model. He has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and is a strong believer in doing the right thing. Founded on this principle in 1986, Perry Mandera founded the Custom Companies, Inc., which has its headquarters in Northlake, Il. Perry’s company caters to several Fortune 100 companies and has over $200 million in annual sales. Custom Companies, Inc. offers a range of services including logistics, custom bonded warehousing and distribution centers. It is also heavily involved in many charitable organizations and causes.


Perry Mandera may be an exceptional leader and businessman, but he is also an even more exceptional role model and philanthropist. Perry works with many charitable organizations such as the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation and the Jesse White Tumblers. Perry is known for his support of the local community as he was awarded the Citizen of the Year award in 2011 by the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC). The ISCC is a nonprofit organization that promotes and establishes peaceful, friendly and positive relationships between members of the public and Chicago’s local law enforcement agencies. The organization provides training, seminars, security and managerial services to local authorities and communities in Chicago. These include no-fee seminars for the general public and law enforcement officials. The seminars are used to educate and create an understanding of the importance of a symbiotic relationship between law enforcement and those they serve to protect. Perry Mandera has always focused his charitable efforts on organizations that help the youth and veterans. The ISCC helps both, as many veterans turn to law enforcement after their service in the military. And it is the youth that needs the most help and education when it comes to a relationship with police officers.


Custom Companies and Perry Mandera’s charitable donations and efforts don’t stop there in 2005; Perry provided 40 trucks for the transportation of food and donations to Louisiana and Mississippi for relief to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Perry also offered transportation of food and supplies to the victims of the Washington tornado in 2013 (Charities).


In Perry’s immaculate career he has helped companies reach milestones, donated his time, effort and finances to countless charitable organizations and has even coached youth teams and Olympic level boxers.

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