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Meet Our Team


House of Rental TeamChris Wright - Owner

Chris has worked at every position in the company. He enjoys unique tenting projects and getting his hands dirty with the crew. He is always planning on how we can bring House of Rental to the next level.

House of Rental TeamPatrick Baalke - GM

Patrick has been a rental guy since 1973. On his day off he celebrates Christmas. LOL. He enjoys keeping everything going as smoothly as possible and still enjoys the challenge.

House of Rental TeamLiz Byron - Marketing

Liz has been working at House of Rental for over 20 years. She is a second generation rental agent and helps everyone with special projects.

House of Rental TeamCourtney Carter - Event Specialist

Courtney came to House of Rental in early 2017 bringing over 13 years of customer service to the sales department. She has a Bachelors in Communication and has recently finished her CERP designation through the ARA. Courtney also works behind the scenes on our social media pages. Her favorite part of any event is the way the end result creates the mood for your guests to relax and enjoy your event.

House of Rental TeamSamantha - Event Specialist

Samantha has been with House of Rental since 2017. She has been working in the event industry since 2016 and in customer service for over 10 years. She discovered her passion and excitement for events when she would help couples plan and customize their wedding cakes and gained even more invaluable experience as a coordinator at an event venue. Samantha enjoys every step of the event planning process and wants everyone to have a great experience, no matter what they are renting!

House of Rental TeamLaurie Julcher - Tent Specialist

Laurie has been assisting her clients create successful tented events for over 20 years. She finds event rentals exciting because no two events are ever alike. Laurie enjoys using her experience to assist clients in the planning of events from weddings and corporate events to baby showers, graduation parties, bar and bat mitzvahs or a casual outdoor dinner party. Creating and maintaining client relationships motivate her to give every event 110%.

House of Rental TeamMichael Miner - Tent Specialist

Michael has 25 years in the rental industry with a background in both sales and operations. He loves the feeling of helping people create memories that last a lifetime.

House of Rental TeamSue Rietveld - Office Manager

As Office Manager at House of Rental, Sue draws from all areas of her life experience — teacher, bookkeeper, business owner, office administrator — to assist in smooth day to day operations. She enjoys working as a member of the House of Rental team. Our team’s goal is to provide our customers top notch rental service whether their need is contractor tools and equipment, or equipment for parties and tented events.

House of Rental TeamDave Kehl - Wheeling Manager

Dave is our Wheeling manager and Tool & Safety expert. Dave also tinkers with equipment repairs. He has a vast knowledge of tools, and how to diagnose equipment problems. Dave has been working at House of Rental since 1986!

House of Rental TeamJoe Brunner - Glenview Manager

Joe has been with House of Rental since 2006, working many different jobs. His passion is working on equipment. Joe loves to fish; he always catches the big ones!

House of Rental TeamShay Borman - Glenview Rental Agent

Shay works at our Glenview location, and likes helping our customers choose the right equipment for their jobs. She has been in customer service for over five years, and has a solid background in automotive technology with practical, hands-on experience. In her spare time, you will find Shay tinkering with her car, or off on outdoor adventures with her dog.

House of Rental TeamMartin Sanchez - Skokie Rental Agent

Martin has worked in a fast-paced retail and customer service environment since 2015, and that’s why he mans the front counter at our Skokie location. His prior construction experience and knowledge of equipment adds value to our team. Martin’s outside interests include video editing and working out at the gym.

House of Rental TeamMike Krause - Master Mechanic

Mike is our Master Mechanic and enjoys repairing a variety of equipment. He is happy when the right parts come in quick and a repair is a job well done. Mike takes pride in his work and has one of the best tool boxes I have ever seen.

House of Rental TeamGustavo Morales - Delivery Dispatch

Gus manages all deliveries and pick ups for House of Rental. He also oversees the laundry and dish room. He is an accomplished marathon runner and enjoys time with his family. He has a great sense of humor and can pick a winner!