Andy Ward Bio

Meet Andy:

I love learning from others. I consider myself a student of life and keep an open mind when it comes to self-improvement. Born in Holland, MI, and compassionately raised by two loving parents, I enjoy playing poker, being a businessman, humanitarian and most of all a dad. My ability to search out fairness with a strong sense of organization and always looking for the potential good in any situation is my strength. My passion for life and dedication to excellence is exemplified through the rigors of working hard. Continuing the family tradition in 2002 by taking over the family’s equipment rental business provided me with a venue for creative implementation of successful ideas. In 2007 we branched into a new venture, Tent and Party Rental. Currently Ward’s Rental Center is ranked #1 among equipment rentals in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.

Andy’s Experience:

Ward’s Tent and Party Rental, Owner

April 2008 – Present
Hamburg, MI

The idea behind Ward’s Tent and Party Rental formed in 2008, when owner Andy Ward helped plan local events that required the use of a tent and/or tables and chairs. Noting Livingston and Washtenaw County’s need for a service-oriented party rental company, Andy decided to expand his already growing equipment rental company and create an additional division that could truly fulfill the expectations of brides and grooms, event planners, photographers, entertainers, high school graduates and private party hosts.

Today, Ward’s remains a family-owned business and is Livingston and Washtenaw counties’ primary provider of high-end all-white Anchor Tents. In the past few years, Ward’s has become increasingly sought after for outdoor weddings throughout Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and in turn has been showcased on an array of websites, blogs, social media, and magazines. Ward’s rental rates are extremely competitive in its marketplace.

Our party division’s experienced team offers personalized, one-on-one consultations to ensure that our tents, lighting, and side walls help create a successful, memorable event. Our unique inventory of tables, chairs, and perimeter lighting can be viewed in person at our Hamburg showroom and on our website. Come in to design your party with us – the possibilities are endless! We look forward to serving you and your party rental needs.

Ward’s Equipment Rental, Owner
February 2002 – Present
Hamburg, MI

Established in 2002, the idea behind Ward’s Equipment Rental formed when original owner Steve Ward expanded his hardware services and started renting carpet cleaners. Steve soon saw a need for a service-oriented rental company. He took his fleet of 3 carpet cleaners and built it up to 25 lawn and garden orientated tools. In 2006 his son Andy purchased the company and has built the fleet up to several hundred tools. Ward’s serves the needs homeowners, contractors, landscapers, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

Today, Ward’s remains a family-owned business and is Livingston County’s primary provider of high-end Bobcat brand equipment along with many other name-brand tools that are a must in the rental industry. Ward’s is proud to be the area’s first choice for indoor and outdoor project equipment.

Like our tent rental division, our equipment rental’s experienced team offers personalized, one-on-one customer service to ensure all customers have everything they need to complete their projects safely, efficiently, and affordably.


Andy’s Skills & Expertise

  1. Event Planning
  2. Equipment Management
  3. Tent Installation
  4. Team Building
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Customer Service
  7. Budgeting
  8. Purchasing
  9. New Business Development
  10. Operations Management
  11. Inventory Management
  12. Sales
  13. Negotiation
  14. Contract Negotiation
  15. Logistics
  16. Business Planning
  17. Sales Management
  18. Project Planning
  19. Coaching
  20. Project Management