Our People

American Water & Fire is dedicated to service the people of our local region through good times and bad.  Our company is not a franchise but was born right here in Wilmington.   We are independent, owned and operated and you can count on our commitment to being in it for the long-haul with you here in southeastern North Carolina.   From big emergencies to everyday disasters, 24/7 we strive to be “Your Restoration Hero”!

American Water Fire Van

Chris Dunn


From years of experience as a general contractor working through multiple natural disasters that hit the Carolinas causing massive damage to area businesses and homes (including his own), Chris decided there needed to be a better, more-trusted, locally owned approach to dealing with these life-changing storms and their damage.  American Water & Fire was created to handle every step of dealing with such crises in the best ways possible from big disasters to smaller everyday emergencies. 

This includes helping people navigate insurance claims, adjusters, damages, and how to get properly reimbursed.  Chris even instituted his teams use the same software platform that most insurance companies utilize when determining the values they will pay on claims so that all American Water & Fire customers can be in a position to receive the highest amount of reimbursement for each line-item possible.  This customer-centric approach coupled with forthright communication is the foundation of his vision for the company.