Andy Ward Bio

Meet the owner:

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, I enjoy playing poker, being a businessman, humanitarian and most of all a husband and dad. Compassionately raised by two loving parents. 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. Continuing the family tradition in 2002 by taking over the family’s equipment Rental business provided a venue for creative implementation of successful ideas. In 2007 we branched off into a new venture Tent and Party Rental. Currently Wards Rental Center is ranked #1 amongst Equipment rentals in Livingston and Washtenaw County.  My passion for life and dedication to excellence is exemplified through the rigors of working hard pondering success

Andy Experience:


Ward’s Tent and Party Rental, Owner

April 2008 – Present (6 years 5 months) 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. Not only are Anchor Tents one-of-a-kind, they are handcrafted out of durable mildew resistant vinyl and boast aluminum milled side poles along with smooth cathedral aluminum center poles. In the past few years, Wards have become increasingly sought after for outdoor weddings throughout Livingston and Washtenaw County’s, and in turn have been showcased on an array of websites, blogs, and magazine pages. Ward’s has spent endless hours shopping its surrounding competitors and finds itself to be extremely competitive in its marketplace. If you are lucky enough to find a better priced comparable tent package we would be happy to match it in our geographic area.

Our party divisions experienced team offers personalized, one-on-one consultations to ensure that the sum of our tents, lighting, and side walls forms a successful, memorable event. Our unique inventory of tables, chairs, and perimeter lighting can be viewed in person at our Hamburg showroom or feel free to check out our always updated albums. 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 (12 Years) 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 addition. In 2006 his son Andy purchased the company and has built the fleet up to over 180 tools. We truly fulfill the expectations of homeowners, contractors, landscapers, and do-it your self-project orientated people.

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. Wards have become increasingly sought after for indoor and outdoor projects throughout Livingston and Washtenaw County’s.

Like our tent rental division our equipment rental’s experienced team offers personalized, one-on-one customer service to make your job go smooth.

Andy’s Skills & Expertise

  1. Event Planning
  2. Equipment Management
  3. Tent Installer
  4. Team Building
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Customer Service
  7. Budgets
  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