Perry Manders graduated high school in 1975, following that, he went to the Marine Corps Reserves. In the Marine Corps Perry served as a truck driver. Perry was honorably discharged and began to serve his community in his spare time. In 1980 Perry started is own transportation company, but five years later decided to sell it. Perry Mandera’s had a great commitment and passion for giving back to the community In 1984 Perry was elected as Republican Ward Committeeman for 26th Ward in Chicago, where he served a four year term, ending in 1988, and later created Custom Cares charities Inc (Thenewsversion).
Mandera’s founded Custom Companies in 1986. The company serves thousands of customers, and has annual sales of over 200 million dollars. Perry Mandera’s company’s headquarters is located in Northlake, Illinois, and has many other locations across the country; now employing several hundred people. The Custom Company is a full service transportation, which offers domestic and foreign air freight forwarding. The company also offers local cartage and contract cartage, as well as many other services including, bonded warehouse and distribution facility.
In 2000 the Illinois Transportation Association included Mandera in the ‘Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium’. As of today, Perry also serves as an ITA board member. Perry Mandera has received recognition from several charities and physical contributions, some of these contributions were made on behalf of his company, while some were made personally. Perry also has made many generous contributions to cancer research facilities; although many of his contributions went to youth charities and educational organizations. As a board member he has arranged for the distribution of 6,500 winter coats. Perry is giving the coats to families and children in the Chicago metro areas that are in need.
In 2013 on behalf of his company, Perry donated transportation services to aid disaster relief after the tornado. The transportation services went to residents and businesses in Washington, Illinois. Perry also had his company send 40 truckloads of necessities for hurricane Katrina victims.
Perry Mandea has a great reputation for donating money many charities, and being a supporter of the communities in need.