Employees

 

IMG_2891 Andrew Ward, Full time manager   Andy loves learning from others. He considers himself a student of life and keeps an open mind when it comes to self-improvement. Born in Holland, MI, he enjoys playing poker, being a businessman, humanitarian and most of all a dad. Compassionately raised by two loving parents, his ability to search out fairness with a strong sense of organization and always looking for the potential good in any situation is his strength. Continuing the family tradition in 2002 by taking over the family’s equipment rental business provided a venue for unique ideas in the equipment rental industry.  In 2007 he started  a new venture Tent and Party Rental. As a professional in the equipment rental industry, his passion for life and dedication to excellence is exemplified through the rigors of renting equipment pondering success. Currently Ward’s Rental Center is ranked #1 among Equipment rentals in Livingston and Washtenaw County.
IMG_2897 Jason Howsen, Full Time Manager  Jason has been a part of our company for over 6 years now. He came to us with an ambitious attitude and ready to tackle any task at hand. His extensive background and real world experience has allowed him to quickly adapt to daily management requirements. He attended 4 years in school for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical.  He pursued his goal and worked 3 years as an industrial electrical engineer. He later found the construction industry was something that generated a similar interest. He spent two years doing general construction such as roofing, siding, replacement windows, and decks. During his general construction period he built a company from the ground up that provided services such as commercial cleaning and general maintenance on commercial properties.   After being transferred to Michigan for family reasons he decided to find a place that he could grow and develop deep roots in. We are happy to have him and know our operation would not be what it is today without his help and dedication.
Nick Kumke, Full Time Yard Associate Nick is our head yard attendant.   Nick joined our team early Spring of 2016.   What amazed us most about him was how little training he needed.   When he joined our team it was as if he had worked here his entire life.   We look forward to many more fantastic years with him renting equipment.  Currently Nick is enrolled full time at Washtenaw Community College and is pursuing a degree in welding and Fabrication.
James Thesier, Full Time Delivery Driver  Jim Joined our team in early 2015.   He quickly became a very important part of our daily operations.  His primary job here at Ward’s Rental is to deliver earth moving and lawn and garden equipment.   Jim was the proud owner of Thesier’s John Deere Dealership in South Lyon, Michigan, for over 40 years.   After retiring he approached us to join our team for the Spring, Summer, and Fall season.   This kept him involved in the equipment industry which he loves so much.   Jim has proven himself to be reliable, honest, hard working, and dedicated to every aspect of what he does here.