Perry Mandera: A Servant Leader in Illinois

Perry Mandera established The Customs Company Inc. in Northlake Illinois. The Customs Company Inc. has been owned and operated by Mr. Mandera for over three decades. Customs Company Inc. offers clients logistics and transportation services throughout the United States and Mexico. There are three technologies used by the company which include Cheetah Dispatching, Warehouse Management System, and Dock Management System. Custom Companies Dock Management System is the industry leader which provides the company with the ability to track and move shipments in rapid time and reduce errors. Custom Companies Inc. was recognized by The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation because of the contributions Perry Mandera made to the foundation as a member of the Board of Directors.

Dedication and devotion are exemplified by Mr. Mandera to various areas of his life such as family, church, business, the state of Illinois, and the United States. During 1989, Mr. Mandera and his wife were married. His love for the United States is demonstrated by the years Perry Mandera served as a Marine. Service to the state of Illinois is provided by Mr. Mandera in his role as a member of The Illinois Transportation Authority. Mr. Mandera received awards in consecutive years from the Illinois State Crime Commission in 2010 and 2011 which include the Bishops Award and the Citizen of the Year award. When he is not working, one of the causes Perry Mandera widely supports in his community focus on elimination of cancer.

As a believer in leading by serving, Perry Mandera assists his community in multiple roles. Servant leadership is demonstrated by Perry Mandera’s participation in the daily operations of customcares.com. Customers receive exceptional service from Mr. Mandera and the members of his staff. Customers may receive assistance from staff 24 hours each day 7 days a week because Mr. Mandera feels this is necessary to serve customers well. As a sports enthusiast, Perry Mandera demonstrates his approachable style by serving as a mentor to Northlake youth in his coaching roles for baseball, basketball, and football.