Perry Mandera is the CEO and founder of The Custom Cares Companies, a charitable industry transportation organization. He has over 40 years of experience on servicing shipping needs of customers mainly in Illinois but not limited to the entire country.
Perry Mandera grew up in Chicago, where he graduated from high school in 1975. After his graduation, he went on to join the Marine Corps. His job was to transport troops and supplies; it was there where he realized the importance and impact shipping services have on a much grander scale. However, the Marines was more of an emotional journey for Perry Mandera, especially with the camaraderie that he felt for his troops.
Perry Madera was honorably discharged from the Marines, but his drive never left him. Once he was back in civilian life, he decided to run for Republican Ward Committeeman for the 26th Ward in Chicago and was elected in 1984. He served for four years and was also the youngest to serve in Chicago. Perry Mandera has always felt compassion for serving his community and has donated resources and programs to address the needs of those less fortunate (https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2018/3/25/meet-perry-mandera-an-intriguing-chicago-philanthropist-youll-definitely-want-to-know). That emphasis lies on helping children that are less fortunate than others. He gives them financial help, transportation services, and material support, such as clothing. His philanthropy does not stop there, Perry Madera has also sought out individuals instead of charities to help out. He helps those in need of assistance, especially during the holidays. He has been able to donate tens of thousands of dollars to families so they could best enjoy their holidays.
Perry Mandera has been honored by the ITA and given the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium Award” in 2000. He has also been awarded the “Bishop Sheil Award” and the “Citizen of the Year Award”