Perry Mandera is a man who always wanted to do something productive in his life. He found his calling at a very young age when he opened his own trucking company in 1980 at the age of twenty-three (Crunchbase). He sold the company five years later and really made his mark in the transportation and trucking industries the following year. He created and founded Custom Companies and has never looked back. Perry Mandera also makes sure to give back to the city that has meant so much to him over the last thirty years. In an interview with Ideamensch, Perry Mandera talks about his typical day and how new ideas come about for the company.
Perry Mandera is a man who does not sleep very much. He spends most of his time when he wakes up and before he goes to bed at night checking business emails or talking with associates on his phone. Perry makes sure that he knows all that is going on with Custom Companies so that he can help move the company in a positive direction. He says that he always wants to stay in touch with vendors, other businesses, and employees to make sure that everything goes smoothly for the day. He makes sure to have lunch with a vendor or employee too. After his work is done at the office he makes sure to go out in the evening and have some fun. Perry Mandera also makes sure to spend as much time with his family as possible. His days are never the same.
Perry Mandera says that when it comes to new ideas he has a team that he can bounce ideas off of. Some of them have been with him since the beginning and know how to execute on a really good idea. He even uses a psychologist to see if ideas will work.
That is the busy life of Perry Mandera. He may be juggling many things with his career and family but he knows that variety is the real spice of life. Perry Mandera would not have it any other way.