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Camden, SC 29020

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Phil Matthews

When looking for a home inspector, you don't want someone who just sat in a class to get their home inspector license. You want someone with actual experience in the construction industry, and that is exactly who I am. I started my construction career as a young boy. During the summers, I would help my uncle with residential plumbing, and my grandfather taught me how to lay hardwood floors. Every summer, I would learn more and be given more responsiblity. These are the roots of my over 25 years in construction.

From residential and commercial plumbing, to stick framing custom homes, and historical renovations of homes built in the late 1700's, I have worked in nearly every facet of construction. I worked in a cabinet shop for a few years, learning the proper techniques to build quality cabinetry. I am proud to be a master of carpentry, an expert at tile work, and have vast knowledge and experience in plumbing. After moving to South Carolina, I worked as a superintendent for a custom home builder, as well as some spec builders, eventually obtaining my own residential builder's license.

With all the knowledge I have of how a home is built and how the systems operate, I wanted to share my knowledge with clients, so I started inspecting homes in 2014. I have inspected over 3600 homes during my tenure as a home inspector, and I find it to be an important yet enjoyable career. Unlike a franchise, here at Matthews Home Inspections, I focus on quality, not quantity, inspections. I am so confident that you will be satisfied with my performance as an inspector that I put my name on it! 
I offer a thorough inspection, easy to read report, and as much time as you need to answer any questions you may have. Since I am a licensed home builder, I can make structural evaluations that a home inspector alone is not allowed to do. Let me put my expertise in construction to work for YOU!


SC RBI 49056, SC RBB 49421


My construction work experience of more than 25 years encompasses all construction trades. In addition to being a master carpenter, I have an extensive background in historical renovations, plumbing, electrical, and framing.


Phil is such a professional with my clients on both the pre-listing inspections and the buyers' inspections. He assures them and me that he is there to help us! My clients often call him with questions after the inspection and Phil is always willing to answer the phone and help them.
- C.S., September 2022
I was very pleased with my home inspection. The inspection report was very thorough. Phil was punctual and professional. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in what he does. I am glad I used his business for my home inspection.
- Y.B., September 2022
I would highly recommend Phil Matthews for future reference. His quick turnaround and thorough inspection helped ease my home buying process. The report he sent was intuitive and easy to understand. Great job Phil! Thank you, Denise
- D.W., Columbia SC, August 2022
This company has exceeded my expectations. Everything from scheduling and arriving on time to receiving my inspection report they were fantastic. Now, I know this may seem like a given but I can tell you being in the remodeling business myself, that itself is rare in this field. They answered all the questions I had during the walkthrough and are very informative and thorough with their inspection. You can tell they truly care about what's in the best interest of the homeowner by informing them of potential and existing problems without cutting any corners. Would highly recommend!
- S.M., August 2022
Phil was great to work with. Very knowledgeable and answered any questions or concerns we had. He's an experienced builder which helps tremendously. His inspection was very thorough and detailed...actually at times thought he was too detailed!! It was a pleasure having Phil inspect our new home prospect!
- D.D., August 2022
Phil Matthews was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also professional, and personable. He discussed any issues in a way that we understood. He was thorough in inspecting our property. We would highly recommend him to any home or business owner.
- L.B., Elloree SC, August 2022
Sincerely appreciate Phil's expertise. The report was thorough and provided great insight into the home we are buying. The addition of pictures will allow us to address the specific areas identified, removing all guesswork as to the exact location of the issues noted. Highly recommend ~ Thanks Phil!
- L.W., JOHNSTOWN PA, August 2022
Phil is one of the best inspectors I've worked with. He's knowledgeable, personable, and he inspires trust in our clients. Plus his reports are clear, detailed and easy to follow. Matthews Home Inspections is my go-to for home inspections.
- K.M., August 2022
Through, courteous, and informative!!! Phil was great. Highly recommend him. Connie Munk
- C.M., Columbia SC, July 2022
Excellent experience
- L.J., July 2022
Do yourself a favor and hire him now! Phil is by far the best, most qualified home inspector I’ve worked with! From the minute he introduces himself, you feel good about having him on your team. He took time to address my concerns and answered any questions thoroughly without a “know it all” or “I don’t have time” attitude. He explained his findings in clear, simple terms and even suggested how to make some of the repairs if the sellers wouldn’t. I definitely feel more confident about my home purchase and would recommend Phil to anyone!
- J.M., June 2022
Phil was great. He was very thorough and professional. We had our report the very next day! The report is prepared professionally and comes in a convenient format that is easily downloaded and can be sent right to your bank or mortgage company. If you need a home inspection Phil Matthews is the guy!
- D.M., June 2022
Phil was very thorough and detail oriented. He tool the time to explain the process.
- J.B., June 2022
Outstanding professional knowledge. Extremely experienced. Worth every cent. Will refer everybody. I will not use anyone but Phil.
- K.S., June 2022
Phil Mathews did an exceptional job on his inspection on our house! He is very thorough and professional. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of an inspection on their home.
- R.M., Lexington SC, June 2022
I've bought 3 homes in my life, and I have never met a more thorough, incredibly competent inspector.
- S.E., May 2022
Awesome Inspector! Phil found important issues we did not know existed. He was very flexible with last minute issues with the water not working. Rescheduled without any hassles or extra fees! Very courteous and professional. Also, kudos for the fast scheduling and thorough report turnaround. Thanks again! CB
- C.B., May 2022
Was amazing highly recommend ????
- E.B., May 2022
Phil is very thorough, easy to relate to and outgoing! HE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!
- 8.M., May 2022
I am very satisfied with the inspection. I am glad that I was able to be there and have you explain all of this to me. Fantastic job. Thank you.
- A.H., April 2022
I would highly recommend Phil to do an inspection. It started out with a smooth set up, scheduling and payment was made easy. The inspection report was detailed and thorough. The feature I really liked was that you can create a list of repairs requested right on the report and send it to your agent. There was follow-up to make sure we were set and didn't have additional questions. Stress-free experience! Thank you!!
- L.B., March 2022
Phil is a very thorough inspector. My husband does all our own home repairs and Phil is his first choice. We have used him on multiple house purchases and never had any issues.
- R.B., March 2022
Phil and his wife were great! This is our first home purchase and they certainly made this part of the inspection process easy and educational. They were prompt, on time, and very efficient; received a fully detailed inspection report promptly the next day. With his past experience, he was able to walk us through What they were checking, Why they were checking it, Why it was important to inspect, and When/How to inspect it again ourselves down the line to ensure proper maintenance. Although they were just there for an inspection, ourselves and our new home are better for it. 10/10; would recommend them to anyone!
- J.H., Sumter SC, March 2022
Very thorough job. Easy to read inspection.
- T.J., March 2022
Phil was very professional, efficient, and personable. We truly appreciate his thoroughness in inspecting our house. Having the details in writing in addition to his photos and explanations is very helpful going forward as we plan to correct the issues. We highly recommend him!!
- J.P., March 2022
Mr. Matthews gave us a very thorough and detailed report on his findings for our inspection. He walked us through the whole report and explained his findings in a way that made me feel confident in being able to check back on the items during our final inspection. Great inspector and would recommend him to anyone in the area!
- E.P., February 2022
Great attention to deatil Mr. Phil! Thank you
- M.J., February 2022
Great service. Very friendly.
- D.G., February 2022
thank for doing this inspection as it is for my first home. this report help me no only save money but gave me a little knowledge on what to be aware of for maintaining a home. thank so very much
- L.H., February 2022
Very detailed, very thorough. Highly recommend.
- S.P., February 2022
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate you answering all my questions and your knowledge is superior when it comes to all aspects of home inspections. Thank you for your time :)
- A.B., January 2022
Phil is a top notch inspector. He is professional, thorough, and detailed in his work. I was very impressed with the clear love for his craft and his willingness to go into detail on questions my wife and I had. He is extremely personable and helped to put us at ease. Thank you so much for your help!
- C.B., January 2022
Phil was great on time and report was sent to me in a professional manner. Thanks Phil
- F.C., January 2022
Hes is good at what he do.he kind.he made us feel like we all was family .he is stright forward with his work and the people he work for he does a great job.thanks alot for the love and support.and i will let everyone know hes a good inspection.
- L.A., January 2022
Phil was great! He was fast with the facts and completed an incredible inspection of my new home to be. Thanks again Phil!
- D.M., January 2022
Phil was very professional. He arrived on time, set work and did a through inspection. He explained his observations and showed pictures to back up his findings. Phil was very personable and he did not speak 'over my head' using technical terms or contractors slang. I would use his service again.
- D.D., January 2022
Phil maintained open communication with me when the original appointment time was not going to be the best due to the high volume of workers in the house at the prescribed time. He found issues that my realtor, wife, and home builder missed. His approach to the inspections is extremely unbiased. If it is an issue, then he reports it. He was amazing.
- C.D., December 2021
Phil, I thank you for your patience and thoroughness. You took the time to explain what you found and how it could be an issue. It is great to have an expert like yourself take time for a novice like me who only saw things through an eye of an excited future homeowner. Thanks again!
- A.H., December 2021
Our inspector was Very efficient, he walked us thru the entire process, and explained everything while at the house. He also pointed out a few things he didn’t note on the inspection that we should fix. We loved his personality, kindness, efficiency. Definitely recommend!
- A.B., December 2021
Phil Matthew's you did an excellent job on the inspection of this RANCH home. We enjoyed all the fine details of every inch of that home. The things you found out under the surface was so important. And made me decide not to invest in this Home. So I thank you so much for your hard work and your expertise on your inspection. WE shall call you again on our next home too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too. MS. YVETTE WILLIAMSON
- Y.W., Lugoff SC, November 2021
Enjoyed the learning process from Phil, and the time he took to explain everything to me. He was on time and and took his time during the inspection. Definitely recommend him and his company for any home inspection needs.
- A.A., November 2021
Phil was very pleasant and informative on recommendations for repair and replacement.
- R.H., October 2021
Phil was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Would hire again.
- B.R., October 2021
Mr. Matthews conducted what I believed to be a thorough inspection. The report that he created post-inspection only reinforces that as fact. Not only was he a professional, but he was also friendly and quite the conversationalist. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs their home checked out.
- A.R., October 2021
Very good inspection I have been in the maintenance business including retiring from the local school district from maintenance and I know I would of not found all the discrepancy that Mr Matthew’s did. Very satisfied.
- R.K., September 2021
Thorough and explained issued as they came up... Written report was next day. Very professional.
- T.O., September 2021
Phil was fantastic, very informative about what he was going to do during the inspection, and covered everything in detail after the inspection was completed. I would highly recommend his service to anyone. Thanks
- M.A., September 2021
Highly recommend using Mr. Matthews! Pays great attention to detail!
- J.D., September 2021
Phil was awesome. He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He answered any question I had and was very friendly. Phil also checked every area of concern I had and his expertise was very comforting. I now have peace of mind moving forward with my new build purchase and will gladly recommend Phil to anyone I can.
- C.M., August 2021
Phil did a very through job and was very polite and professional. He answered all my extra questions in detail. He definitely helped me make a sound decision on moving forward with my new home purchase. I would recommend him without hesitation again and again.
- J.S., Sumter SC, August 2021
Phil did a great job. He explained the house we were buying to us, where everything was and what upkeep would be needed. He had a keen eye and was very knowledgable. I would recommend him highly!
- A.D., August 2021
Very through and explained everything
- B.S., Chapin SC, July 2021
I wasn't there for the appointment but I had good friend good he was very impressed with way that Phil did the inspection. He took time to explain the findings and how correcthem. Thanks Phil from Caesar
- C.K., July 2021
I would definitely recommend Phil Matthew and his company. They are extremely thorough with there inspection and very nice to deal with. Great company
- M.S., July 2021
Phil was timely, professional and thorough. He took the time to answer any questions during the inspection as opposed to having me wait till later when I may have forgotten. I would definitely recommend!
- C.T., Cayce SC, July 2021
Mr. Matthews did a great job being thorough in our home inspection and also with taking the necessary time with us to explain the needed repairs. We were so grateful to have him and would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants a job well done!
- M.G., July 2021
Did a really thorough job when inspecting. I highly recommend this inspector.
- N.W., July 2021
Pointed out the problems, took pictures & suggested what needed to be done.
- L.H., July 2021
Phil was very thorough and professional. He explained the entire process and provide detailed recommendations within the report. Report was finished and submitted in a timely manner. Will definitely use Phil Matthews again in the future.
- M.V., New Braunfels TX, July 2021
Phil was great to work with. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. He took time to show and explain any issues to me and what was needed to correct them. I was very pleased and would absolutely recommend him.
- P.S., June 2021
Enjoyed working with Mr. Matthews. He was very thorough. Explained all details and offered references or explained what type of specialist to call for resolving the home's issues. Would definitely recommend.
- L.B., June 2021
Punctual, knowledgeable, professional, and very experienced. Highly recommended.
- W.B., June 2021
Professional and thorough work. I appreciate your time and business. Would definitely recommend to another home buyer.
- C.L., June 2021
Very professional and helpful. Gets my highest rating.
- A.B., June 2021
Phil has an exceptional work ethic and attitude. He is thorough, knowledgeable and highly skilled in homes and inspections. He takes the time to explain and show pictures of all concerns and issues and points out good things as well. He is always timely showing up and also getting the reports sent back to the buyer. Thank you!
- K.F., Blythewood SC, May 2021
Phil was very knowledgeable, detail oriented and professional. I enjoyed talking to him and looking forward to doing business with him in the future. I would definitely refer him to family and friends. Willie Green
- W.G., May 2021
Phil was professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He arrived on time, and his inspection was thorough. After the inspection, he verbally told me the things that were of the most concern. He also reassured me about a situation that had concerned me particularly. I would definitely recommend him to others. The written report was thorough and included photographs so that I could "see" the report in addition to the verbal explanation.
- L.G., May 2021
Phil is fantastic! He is very knowledgeable and great at explaining what is going on with your home in a way a you can understand. He found several items that made me nervous - but put me at ease after he showed them to me and thoroughly explained the scope of the findings. I would use him again for sure!
- D.C., May 2021
Took the time to explain to me that I never knew about a home. Very knowledgeable and through.
- H.H., May 2021
Very professional and spot on I definitely recommend him
- J.A., Blythewood SC, May 2021
Mr. Matthews was great, he answered all of my questions. Explained what he found and offered suggestions on remedies. It was a pleasure working with him, and I'd definitely use him again. Kim Tyler
- K.T., North Charleston SC, May 2021
Mr. Matthews was great, he answered all of my questions. Explained what he found and offered suggestions on remedies. It was a pleasure working with him, and I'd definitely use him again. Kim Tyler
- K.T., North Charleston SC, May 2021
Phil is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and as a builder has a deep understanding of how things should be from that perspective. Phil also will do a pre-drywall inspection for homes under construction and also once the home is completed.
- B.A., April 2021
Very thorough and accommodating to our tight schedule. Phil found several foundation issues that would have potentially been a big problem for us down the road. Highly recommend!
- C.C., April 2021
Phil was very thorough, and detailed with our inspection. He did an outstanding job.
- C.R., April 2021
knowledgeable, professional and takes the time to help you understand the issues. Knows the area well, Knows the individuals and companies that can help resolve the issues found. Down to earth, easy to talk to.
- J.B., April 2021
Mr Matthews is very professional and very thorough!
- B.D., April 2021
Phil Matthews was professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. His background as a builder gives him a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of a home. He is also an excellent communicator, and he did a fantastic job of explaining everything to me in factual and plain terms. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- M.N., April 2021
He was very thorough and professional. I will refer him to other family members and friends.
- Q.K., April 2021
Very professional and knowledgeable! I believe he inspected my house as if it was his. Thanks for your findings, as I want my house to be in its best possible condition moving in. ????
- W.S., April 2021
Phil was great!! I was concerned because of the age of the house there would be MAJOR problems and he was quick to put my mind at ease that structurally it was in great condition! He answered all my questions as we went and even made suggestions on how to fix things!! I would HIGHLY recommend him!!
- J.M., March 2021
Excellent, friendly service! Phil was very thorough and provided the report in a very timely manner! Highly recommend!
- J.G., March 2021
Absolutely. Great job and timely report.
- L.B., March 2021
Phil did a great job on our inspection. He was thorough and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him.
- J.M., March 2021
Thank you, Mr. Matthews, for a professional job and the attention you showed to the questions I asked while at the site. I'll be in touch for further assistance if that's okay with you.
- E.F., March 2021
Very thorough inspection. Clear report with exact objective information. Reasonable cost. Answered many questions on sight. Very knowledgeable which provided tremendous confidence in the report.
- W.M., February 2021
Phil did a great job and was very thorough!! He is very knowledgeable and gave helpful suggestions.
- A.D., February 2021
Inspector was on time and extremely friendly. He explained what he was inspecting and why he was inspecting it.
- K.M., Sumter SC, February 2021
Did a wonderful Job.
- S.A., January 2021
Phil I think you did a great job your report was very thorough. You inspected every part of the house inside and out and took the time to explain the things you found wrong and also about the landscaping since being from up north the ground is different in the south especially with the spiders. You changed my mind about inspectors had bad experiences in the past from incompetent inspectors you did the job right the first time and i feel I got a job well done I will use your services again *****
- R.B., Toms River NJ, January 2021
Phil confirmed the inspection and sent reminders leading up to the inspection. Once the inspection was completed, he had the report completed within 24 hours and sent several follow-up emails to let us know he was there for us if we needed anything. The report with pictures that he provided was very thorough and pointed out issues that we should have noticed. I would definitely recommend Phil for inspections! M.B. 1/4/2021
- M.B., January 2021
He confirmed appointment, arrived on time, thoroughly inspected property including walking the roof and offered guidance on what items will need future attention. I’ve hired Phil Matthews for several inspections and have always been fully satisfied with the results.
- J.L., January 2021
Phil was very flexible, scheduling our inspection on very short notice. The inspection was very thorough, well documented, and everything was explained directly to me and to the realtor. When the seller questioned some of the findings, he clearly (re-)explained his finding - with supporting documentation from the web. After all repairs were completed, the re-inspection was equally prompt, efficient, and informative. (Both realtors were also impressed.) I will certainly call on Phil Matthews for any future inspections - and recommend him without reservation to any other potential home buyers.
- D.M., Columbia SC, December 2020
Phil was incredibly gracious with his time. I called last minute from El Paso, TX, frantic to find an inspector last minute. Phil fit my house into his already booked schedule and really helped me out. Because of his through inspection, the walk through with my realtor for my house went very well. He found things that would have gone totally unnoticed by me. He is a reliable and dedicated inspector and I highly recommend using his services for your home inspection!
- K.R., December 2020
Phil is a must have for inspections! It's so worth the insurance policy to have peace of mind and to have evidence to negotiate repairs or price. Thanks for being thorough!
- R.S., December 2020
Phil is a pleasure to work with. Did a great job,, explained everything and went above and beyond. No hesitation to recommend his inspection services
- S.O., November 2020
Phil is a pleasant and knowledgeable professional. I spoke with him at length and he was very helpful in explaining how to go about fixing the items found during the inspection. His background in home building makes his knowledge and expertise absolutely invaluable. Because of his background he knows exactly what to look for on a structural, building, and finish level. Not only was helpful during the inspection process, but he reassured me his assistance would be offered at a later date if I had further questions. I cannot give Phil enough stars. I appreciated his promptness, thoroughness, and his overall demeanor. He went out of his way to explain things that someone with very little to no experience in all things “house” would understand easily. I would hire Phil again and recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- R.E., Blythewood SC, November 2020
He was excellent
- J.Q., November 2020
Phil was very knowledgeable of his job, inspecting my home. I would definitely recommend using him to anyone buying or selling a house.
- N.F., November 2020
This is the 3rd time I've used Phil and I have been more than satisfied with his knowledge, expertise and thoroughness in his inspections. I trust him completely and will continue to use him in the future.
- L.S., Lexington SC, October 2020