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Our People

At A&I Fire and Water Restoration we take great pride in that fact that our difference is in our people. Our trained professionals handle all jobs with the utmost care and treat your possessions as if they were our very own. From your onsite job supervisor to your a&I representative at our state of the art showroom, you can rest assured that each and every interaction will meet the highest standards.

Daniel H. Isaac, Jr - President

Daniel H. Isaac, Jr. grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC and graduated from The Citadel in 1974. After graduation Isaac founded A&I, Inc. with his father Daniel H. Isaac, Sr. and William H. Alford, responding to a need for a restoration company in Myrtle Beach. Building the company from the ground up, he and his partner began a tradition that has earned them the unanimous title as the number one fire and water restoration company in the Coastal Carolinas.

Isaac has a residential builder's license and general contractor's license in both North and South Carolina. By constantly educating himself on the newest techniques and equipment in the restoration industry, A&I is able to offer cutting edge services to its customers. This has led to numerous awards including six Chrysalis Awards, three for Remodeler of the Year. A&I's most recent award was the Big 50 given by Remodeler Magazine. The Big 50 is awarded to the Nation's best 50 remodeling contractors. The award is based on a company's quality of work, leadership, service to the industry, treatment of employees and community involvement.

Giving back to the community is always a priority for Isaac. Working with Habitat for Humanity, the United Way of Horry County and the Marion County Historical Society and many others, Isaac's involvement continues to be sought by some of South Carolina's most respected organizations. His most recent appointment as Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation is the most gratifying to date. This position provides an opportunity to give back on both a local and state level.

Danny is married to the former Sally McIntyre. They have two children, Laura and Daniel Isaac, III.

Current professional and community organizations



William H. Alford "Billy" - Vice President

William H. Alford is a 1970 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He served in the United States Marine Corp and is a Vietnam veteran. Billy graduated from Coastal Carolina in 1977 with a degree in political science. He along with his partner, Danny Isaac, started A&I in 1974. He is vice president of A&I and is renowned for outstanding leadership in education, transportation and health care issues. As chairman of the Horry County Higher Education Commission, Alford challenged the University of South Carolina and the Commission on Higher Education on their funding practices at Coastal Carolina College. This led to the successful campaign to win Coastal Carolina University independence from USC. For his leadership and accomplishments, the Horry County High Education Commission awarded Alford the status of Chairman Emeritus.

A consensus builder, Alford focused his leadership to help save Horry County's railroad and create four academic centers of excellence at Coastal Carolina University. As Chairman of the Grand Strand Regional Medical Centers Board of Trustees, he played a leadership role in the negotiations to create a cardiac surgery unit. As a founder of a grassroots task force, he helped put the Carolina Bays Parkway at least two decades ahead of schedule.

Serving as chairman of the South Carolina Highway Commission when the Conway Bypass ranked as the statewide priority for new road construction, Alford ensured it's funding by building the Bridge to Nowhere when allocations ran short. Later this strategic move served as a catalyst to full funding. After the opening of the first leg of the Conway Bypass, the Bridge to Nowhere was named for Alford in tribute to his perseverance on behalf of the road.

Billy is a member of St. Philip Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is married to the former Dawn Snyder of Conway, South Carolina, and they have two children; Natalie Temples of Fayetteville, Georgia and Wells Alford of Myrtle Beach, SC. Billy has two grandchildren, Ellison and Michael Temples.

Current service in professional and community organizations:

J.Stuart Newton – Chief Financial Officer

As CFO for A&I, Stuart oversees the day to day financial operations of the entire company. Stuart is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, job profitability and the company’s banking relations. As CFO, Stuart is integrally involved with the company owners in both short and long-range planning to contribute to the financial stability and growth of the company. Stuart is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and loves golfing in his free time.


Linda McDaniel – Office Manager

Linda has been with A&I from day one and was the first employee of A&I. Over the years Linda has worked in numerous capacities including estimating, supervising and marketing. Linda works closely with management and employees to ensure company policies are being implemented. Linda is responsible for accounts receivables and works closely with insurance agents and adjusters, banks and our customers. When not working, Linda is active in her church, spending time with family and cooking.

Rod Trostle - Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Rod is responsible for all aspects of estimating and project supervision, as well as the Water Department. Rod has been with A&I since 2001 and has 40 years of home building experience. He also has 3 years of education in architectural drafting and is a master carpenter. Before his career in home building, Rod served 7 years in the United States Air force where he specialized in telephone communications and electronics. Rod is C.H.A.M.P. certified (Certified Home Assessment Modification Professional) and in 2010 he won an ICE Award (Incredible Customer Experience), presented by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. In his free time, Rod loves to golf and fish.

Todd Setzer – Director of Business Development

Todd Setzer has been with A&I since 2010. He has a Marketing Degree from Coastal Carolina University and has 12 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing. Todd is responsible for defining long-term organizational goals, building key customer relationships and identifying business opportunities. He works closely with each of our branch locations to maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions. Todd also oversees the marketing team that is responsible for growing market share, providing educational programs and community involvement activities. When not working Todd enjoys golf and time with his wife and two sons.

Megan Eagen – Director of Estimating

Megan has been with A&I since 2008 and was promoted to Director of Estimating in 2011. Megan is responsible for our Estimator Training Program and ensuring that our estimating team remains proficient in Xactimate as well as other estimating software. Megan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Charleston and has more than 11 years of experience in the construction business. Prior to A&I she was employed with a national home builder for 7 years. Megan has a husband and 2 children and enjoys spending her time outdoors and taking zumba classes.

Rob Frantz– Director of Water Division

Rob Frantz has been with A&I since 2006 and has 9 years experience in the restoration business. Rob oversees our water crew’s day-to-day activities and is responsible for educating his staff on new or advanced methods of water extraction and drying. Rob has numerous certifications thru CleanTrust and is certified for Blood Pathogen clean-up. When not working Rob enjoys working out.



Jenifer Sweat - Marketing Director

Jenifer Sweat has been with A&I since August 2013. She has a Communications/Public Relations degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. Jenifer is from west Louisiana and moved to the Grand Strand in 2003. She is responsible for overseeing the Grand Strand marketing & sales team as well as providing marketing, public relations and advertising opportunities for the company. When not working or enjoying the beach life, she enjoys creating fun memories with her family and friends.

Randy Needham - General Manager

As General Manager, Randy is responsible for all A&I day to day operations and business development in Wilmington. Randy has Over 20 years of experience in insurance claims and restoration. Experience/accomplishments include: management of large-loss claims, operational and facility management, budget preparation/cost containment, human resource administration, negotiation (contract and settlement), project management and estimating, personnel management, property claims adjusting, leadership capabilities to maximize productivity/increase morale/identify training needs.

Furthering his education by earning a MBA . Randy also Served in the United States Air Force along with the Georgia and Virginia Air National Guard. Married to the former Ms. Leslie Mazur for almost 30 years and are very proud parents of two daughters, Emma and Dana.

Darin Keener - Water Division Manager

Darin Keener has been with A&I since October 2013. He has over 20 years of home building experience with the last several being in the Restoration and Home Improvements. He is certified for water damage restoration, fire and smoke restoration, mold restoration, biohazard decontamination and advanced structural drying systems. Darin also has a General Contractor License and has held a real estate license. Darin lives in Tabor City, N.C. on a horse farm with his wife and three children and enjoys fishing in his leisure time.