For Decades, Perry Mandera has delivered goods and products all over the United States with his transportation business. The Custom Company, Inc. was founded by Mandera 30 years ago, and the business has been steadily growing. Perry learned to drive big rigs while in the Us. Marine Corp; he received an honorable discharge. After his service, Perry drove for a few carriers, but Perry desired to run his own business. Later, Perry was married and had 2 children which compelled his commitment to the community. Perry Mandera is passionate about service to his community; He champions many philanthropic efforts.
Over the years, Mandera proudly advocates for children, veterans and storm victims. He has donated millions to charities, and he supports partnership that assists the community. Perry partnered with local, state and national organizations to serve others. The Illinois Trucking Association (ITA) is steadfast in their support of youth program that increases teen driver safety. In April 2017, (ITA) sponsored a teen safety initiative in Decatur that allowed teens to observe blind spots in big rigs. Teens learned about the trucking industry and commercial vehicles.
The Wounded Warrior Project and its cycling event, Soldier Ride, is another sponsored event by Mandera. Soldier Ride allows veterans to participate in designated bike rides which are retrofitted for disabled riders (http://perrymandera.strikingly.com/). The Chicago Fire Department also teamed up to support such a worthy cause. Gatorade was provided along the journey to boost spirits and hydration. This project promoted camaraderie and civic responsibility through physical exercise, and the participant rode 70 miles total.
Through his business foundation, Perry Mandera donates to nonprofits, including the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls advocated sustainability initiatives with a gardening event at its Hay Campus. The children planted flowers and vegetables that promoted many learning activities which include social responsibility, civic pride and fun. Perry Mandera has served his community for decades, and Mandera continues to advocate for charities, organizations, and community through partnerships.