Perry Mandera graduated from high school in Chicago in 1975 and immediately joined the Marine Corps Reserves afterwards. There, he was a working at the motor pool and learned how to drive trucks for transporting supplies and soldiers. He was honorably discharged from the Marines and went on to work at first transportation job at 30 years old. He worked at other several transportation companies until he started his own in 1980. From that he moved on to his current business, which he started in 1986, named Custom Care Companies.
Custom Care Companies includes family owned businesses but also provides services to 100 other corporations. Perry Mandera’s company is located in Northlake, Illinois and is employing hundreds of people. His company ears a revenue of over $200 million every year (Behance).
Not only is Perry Mandera a successful businessman, but he is a philanthropist as well. He has given tens of thousands of dollars to charities during the holiday. Especially children who need clothing, transportation services, and financial services. He has given over 6,500 winter coats for children who need them in Chicago. Perry Mandera is also a sponsor of over 100 youth sports teams and other charity organizations. Some of these charities include; Cancer Cures and Prevention, The Jesse White Tumblers, and The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.
Perry Mandera offers some advice on running a successful business, and that is to always strive for perfection. He has found that employees spend almost half of their time fixing coworkers mistakes which could easily be avoided. Doing it right the first time saves a lot of time in the long run. Also, Perry Mandera believes that it is important to always show your gratitude. Showing your employees and coworkers gratitude and compliments makes for an overall better work environment and appreciation for each other.