Perry Mandera is the remarkable founder of the extremely successful company, ‘Custom Companies, Inc’. The company managed to accomplish many positive outcomes throughout Northlake, Ill and abroad, gaining much recognition, smiles and advancements in the process.

After graduating high school, Perry Mandera served in the Marine Corps Reserve, working as a truck driver throughout his service. The experiences and skills that he would develop in the Corp would later become the foundation on which Perry would build his successful career in the transportation industry after discharging honorably from the Marine Corps.

Mandera would work for several transportation companies after the Marines where he would develop even further skills, but not just any old bottom-of-the-food chain type of skills, but management and ownership skills he would develop. His duties would influence his actions to then start his own company, ‘Custom Companies, Inc.’.

In 1986, Custom Companies, Inc. was founded by Mandera. This company would serve as a full-service transportation company that would provide services for the logistics sector. Dealing domestically and internationally in air freight forwarding, truck loading and Less than Truckload Shipping (LTL) and much, much more, the company would become a sheer advantage for customers, providing them services above par and the word would get out.


Leading a Quality-Oriented Company

He would grow the company to serve thousands of customers. His teams would go down in the books as one of the best in customer service and its team would rate Custom Companies, Inc as one of the greatest places to work. The company would sufficiently provide adequate  services to both small businesses and fortune 100 corporations and more. Annually, the business would do over 200 million dollars a year. So many jobs would be created in the community of Northlake, Ill and abroad and through Perry Mandera’s efforts in the transportation industry, he would be recognized and honored by the’Illinois Transportation Association [ITA].

In 2000, ITA honored Perry Mandera as one of the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium.” Perry would become a valued member of the Board of Directors of the ITA.

Perry Mandera currently operates a charitable organization titled, ‘Custom Care Charities’, which has a purpuse of helping underprivileged children find better educational opportunities.