How Perry Mandera Built His Organization From The Ground Up

Perry Mandera started is own community program called Custom Cares Charities. He envisioned the foundation as an inspiration to others.

Mandera is a product of strong work ethic. He was assigned to a truck driving motor pool in the Marine Corps where he began learning his lessons in logistics. He received his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps and set out to have a career in civilian life. Perry Mandera began a career in transportation at the age of 23 and eventually decided to start his own business in 1980. The company was a success and he sold it in 1985.

Perry Mandera launched Custom Co.Inc in 1986 and it began to show a great deal of promise right away. It is affiliated with other companies all over the world that include small operations and Fortune 500 organizations. Custom Co. Inc has an annual sales of 200 million dollars and uses hundreds of employees to run its operation. The company is based in Northlake Illinois and has offices around the United States. Custom Co. Inc is an all-in-one transportation provider that offers a variety of logistics specific products.

Perry Mandera is an award-winning member of the Illinois Transportation Association. He was named one of the top executive of year by the organization in the year 2000. Mandera currently sits on the board of directors of the Illinois Transportation Association.

Perry Mandera proudly served his communities and gives back in a tangible way through charitable causes. He has a passion for children’s and Veterans programs and also has worked with cancer cures. Mandera is a member of the Jesse White Tumblers Foundation and also a member of the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation. He has continued to use his resources as a business man to provide unique services to public service support efforts. His company provides the logistic support to get winter coats to children in the Chicago area.


Custom Co. Inc played a vital role in the relief efforts after a tornado impacted the Washington Illinois area in 2013. Mandara and his organization offered the transportation that got supplies to storm victims. Custom Co. Inc was also directly involved with the relief efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina.