The Custom Companies, Inc., is a shipping company that is based in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by its Chief Executive Officer Perry Mandera. He got the idea for it while he was serving in the Marines and working in logistics. Once he returned to civilian life he followed his dream of being a business owner who would transport customer’s packages.
His company can now ship packages anywhere in the world. The Custom Companies has offices in several cities and has a huge fleet of vehicles. Perry Mandera is also on the Illinois Trucking Association’s board of directors. This organization also named him as one of the best transportation executives in the country.
The Custom Companies has customers ranging from small businesses to S&P 500 firms. Its annual revenues exceed $200 million. It is a “Full-Service Transportation Provider”. Among the services it provides its customers are international air freight forwarding, LTL, truckload, and dedicated contract cartage. They have a philanthropic arm which is named Custom Cares Charities, Inc.
Mandera is well-known as a philanthropist in Illinois.
One of the many not-for-profits that he supports in Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. This organization, which was established in 1987, was established by Chicago priests who wanted to help the many homeless male teens in that city. Today, they offer many services such as a sports program, vocational programs, and an anti-drug program. They also offer transitional housing.
He helps the youth of Chicago through other organizations as well. Perry Mandera provides money to the Illinois State Crime Commission. This organization is dedicated to reducing the delinquency of young people. They also help young people stay out of jails. Additionally, they are dedicated to building good relationships between Chicago police and younger people in the communities they work in (Gazetteday).
Perry Mandera also supports people who have been hit by a natural disaster. One example of this occurred in 2013 when Washington, Illinois, was hit by a tornado. He sent truckloads of essential items to Washington such as clothes, food, and generators. More recently, he sent help to people in California that had their homes destroyed by wildfires.
More news about Mandera´s charity projects at https://www.facebook.com/public/Perry-Mandera