The Driving Force: Perry Mandera Changes the Transportation Game
Perry Mandera, former Marine and current CEO of The Custom Companies Inc., has been deemed inspirational by many. In 1986 he established the Custom Cares Charities and started giving back to Chicago. What drove Perry Mandera to become such a successful businessman?
Mandera joined the United States Marine Corps in the late 70’s. His job for the next several years was to drive a truck, transporting troops and supplies. After leaving the armed forces, Perry Mandera went on to do something similar for several transportation companies before venturing out on his own. His first business was successful, and he moved on to bigger and better things; the Custom Companies Inc.
As one of 2000’s a” “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium”, Perry Mandera’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed (Inspirery). His whole approach regarding his company is admired by many. The Custom Companies Inc. places its focus on ethics and clients. Mandera made sure that his business is available whenever it was needed, currently offering services 24 hours a day. He claims that his time in the armed forces sparked a sense of camaraderie, and the importance of focusing on a larger goal. Mandera prioritized making things simple when working with his clients, living by his “One Call Does It All” motto.
While Perry Mandera conquers the business world, his generosity has not gone unnoticed. He believes it is important to assist others, and he definitely has assisted people. Through his Custom Cares Charities, Mandera has given 6,500 coats to children in the Chicago area. He sponsors more than 100 youth sports teams and charitable organizations. Perry Mandera offers financial assistance to those who need it and given tens of thousands of dollars during the holiday season to families. He also has served as a Republican Ward Committeeman in the city of Chicago. In fact, he was the youngest person to be elected at the time.
Perry Mandera has ultimately changed the world of transportation, and the lives of so many people.