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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 2200 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 & Contracting, 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.


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
He was very helpful and explain all the items found on my home inspection. I was very satisfied with the service I received. I would recommend his services.
- V.M., October 2020
We are very happy with the inspection! The report was extremely thorough. Thank you!
- J.L., October 2020
Very knowledgeable, report extremely helpful/useful, and Great value for the price. Thanks very much.
- D.S., October 2020
Excellent job! Very thorough! I highly recommend Matthews Inspections.
- B.T., October 2020
Phil Matthews was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and personable. He did a thorough job and answered all of our questions during our home inspection. He is trustworthy, does an excellent job and knows about houses! Would definitely use him again!
- L.G., September 2020
Phil was timely and very responsive. He has been extremely helpful and approachable through the entire process! I am so thankful for finding someone who is personable to take care of such a large task in the home buying process!
- D.G., September 2020
Phil Matthews is a very thorough inspector!! He did a great job inspecting our future house, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone interested in a top notch inspector!!
- A.V., September 2020
Phil did and outstanding job looking over the house. He definitely saw things that we had missed. Very detailed descriptions and photos given. Would highly recommend to anyone shopping for a new home.
- J.W., September 2020
Phil was a great inspector. He was professional and very thorough. He gave me some really great pointers on what to look for in my new home. I would recommend him to any home buyer.
- E.T., September 2020
Mr. Mathews was professional, thourogh, and courteous. He explained in detail what needed repair. We would definitely refer him as a home inspector. Keith and June Carter
- K.C., September 2020
Phil was very professional and courteous, he answered all of my questions and was very informative. I would definitely recommend Phil for any potential home inspections
- M.P., August 2020
Absolutely recommend Phil Matthews. He was very thorough with the inspection of the entire unit.
- C.B., August 2020
Awesome job!
- C.A., August 2020
Very professional, thorough, knowledgeable and personable. I enjoyed meeting and working with Phil. I highly recommend Phil.
- R.R., August 2020
I highly recommend Matthews Home Inspections. They were professional, super-fast (1-day turn-around), and took the time to answer my questions and go over the findings and recommendations with me. The report itself was thorough and organized with great picture quality. It was also very easy to work with. I was sent a link, and was able to go in and select all of the items that had inspector comments, and from that, extract those for which I was requesting the Seller take action on and I could choose to request a repair or to credit me. I could also add my own comments. I was then able to e-mail the Seller a report straight from the program. Great experience! Great price! I feel much more confident closing on this house.
- F.Y., August 2020
Phil was outstanding and I would highly recommended him to anyone that is looking to have a home inspected. He is actually very sociable and likes it when you walk along with him throughout the inspection so that he is able to answer any questions that you may have. Super thorough and knowledgeable with many years of experience in the business under his belt. He even caught an issue that the HVAC guy didn't catch on his inspection. Thank you so much Phil for your help and guidance with the purchase of our home.
- S.A., August 2020
Absolutely recommend Phil Matthews for my home inspections. Would not use anyone else. He is very thorough and professional.
- R.F., Florence SC, July 2020
Super professional and provides important information. We would recommend Phil to anyone who needs a home inspection. His report is extremely detailed and we received it back within 24 hours.
- B.C., July 2020
Phil did an excellent job inspecting the house I am purchasing. He is very professional and pays very close attention to all the details. He was recommended by my daughter because he had done such a wonderful job inspecting the house she purchased. I would highly recommend Phil for any home inspection.
- G.S., July 2020
Phil was very thorough, he took his time with the inspection and then explained everything to us about the inspection and what all needed to be done. He’s a really nice guy and does a great job!
- C.J., Lexington SC, July 2020
Just had our inspection done. Phil is very thoroughly. Absolutely nice guy. If there is a issue he will tell you how you can fix it and or recommend someone who can if it’s bigger issues. I highly recommend him time and time again
- J.B., July 2020
Phil is a great home inspector. He is well educated in his field and beyond. I highly recommend his services!
- A.H., July 2020
Mr. Matthews was very professional. Took his time, explained minor an major details.
- P.C., July 2020
Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, timely. Overall, great experience and will recommend to others.
- B.R., July 2020
I had a great experience! Saved me from buying a house that needed major repairs! Thank you!
- L.P., June 2020
Very professional - on time, thorough. Took time to discuss items as they were found. Inspection report was complete the next morning with all findings supported by pictures. I have zero reservations about recommending Phil based on my experience with this inspection. Will use him again if there is a need.
- S.E., June 2020
Very thorough and professional!
- E.M., June 2020
Mr. Phil Matthews was a precessional expert who i will be recommending to friends and family!
- Z.M., June 2020
I would highly recommend Phil as a competent and trustworthy home inspector. He is thorough in his investigation and clear in his reporting. I appreciate how he took pictures of each issue he found so that I could better understand and observe for myself. He is personable and professional and definitely an asset in the home buying process!
- K.L., June 2020
Phil was professional, Knowledgeable and took time to explain everything he found in terms that I understood. I would definitely recommend him and his company in the future. June, 2020
- R.H., June 2020
Extremely observant, knowledgeable and professional. He went through the house with a fine tool comb and paid close attention to every detail. Would absolutely recommend again.
- M.T., June 2020
I highly recommend Phil as an inspector. He brings alot of knowledge to the table. He is very prompt, professional, and thorough. I will definitely use him again.
- P.P., June 2020
Phil was recommended to us by our agent, and he did an outstanding job. His inspection was thorough, precise and he took time to answer my questions about the report in the days following. Our seller is having the repairs done that he recommended, and I'm requesting Phil to come back and re-inspect once they are done. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as his knowledge allows him to do an wonderful job!!!
- K.H., June 2020
Phil was great. Very knowledgable and willing to share insights. He was thorough and didn't rush through the inspection. He was honest and pleasant to work with. Would definitely recommend!
- C.R., June 2020
Phil did an excellent job and explained everything to our satisfaction!
- W.L., June 2020
Thorough and detailed. Went over the house with the buyer and explained what was being inspected.
- M.O., Smithfield VA, May 2020
Very organized. Template displaying inspection results was flawless. We appreciate your time and attention to detail!
- B.J., May 2020
Phil was very open to explaining the inspection report to my clients who are first time home buyers. They were at ease because they were able to be educated from an inspection point of view on the home that they were purchasing.
- B.B., May 2020
Phil was very knowledgeable and professional. I am very pleased with the inspection. Also the pricing is very reasonable. Thank you.
- M.J., May 2020
I always use Phil for my home inspections when given the opportunity, his knowledge in construction and being a licensed builder gives me the peace of mind that the inspection is done right. Highly recommend!!
- J.P., May 2020
Phil Matthews thoroughly explained every aspect of the inspection, which was very helpful to my clients!
- B.B., April 2020
Phil did an excellent job with the home inspection I needed. He communicated well throughout the process with reminders, a call on the day of the inspection to let me know he was running a little late, explaining details as we walked through the inspection and providing a prompt, detailed report afterwards. He was extremely knowledgeable about codes and building design, and provided very much needed information that is useful in our decision making process. They also provide this service at an attractive fee. I strongly recommend Matthew's Home Inspectors and will bring them back after the owner of the property we are considering completed needed repairs.
- L.C., April 2020
I appreciate everything you do. Your professionalism and your experience that comes with vast knowledge is second to none. Where else can you get an inspector who is also a builder/contractor that knows Absolutely what he's talking about. Excellent!
- A.F., Columbia SC, April 2020
Very thorough and competent inspector. I recommend Phil to all my clients!
- G.D., April 2020
Fast and knowledgeable
- W.V., March 2020
Thoroughly did the job of inspecting my new house. The report was easy to read and everything to the smallest problem was addressed
- D.C., March 2020
We were pleased with Mr. Matthew's inspection services. He was able to quickly make a thorough inspection whick was followed with a detailed report with pictures. We'd highly recommend hiring him for an inspection.
- A.G., Grand Rapids MI, February 2020
Excellent job. Only negative was inability to give definitive info on potential termite damage/presence.
- R.Y., February 2020
Phil was extremely thorough with the home inspection. As a first time home buyer it is very comforting to know that the home was inspected by someone who clearly has a lot of experience and knows what they are doing.
- C.C., February 2020
Phil did an excellent with our home inspection! He was very thorough and explained everything as he went. He was very professional and sure to answer any questions that we had. I will definitely be recommending Matthews Home Inspections.
- C.R., February 2020
Very thorough inspection and a pleasure to work with.
- D.D., February 2020
The inspector was very professional and checked everything topped to bottom despite high winds. Still check the roof. Explain everything and was thorough.
- D.H., February 2020
Awesome home inspector! Professional, courteous, and thorough home inspections.
- A.H., February 2020
Phil is extremely thorough and concise in inspection and explains results in a very personable manner. I've had 2 home inspections with Phil and would recommend him any time.
- C.T., February 2020
Thorough, knowledgeable and helpful. Mr. Matthews was able to give suggestions to future repairs and additions to our home. I would definitely consult with him again!
- A.B., January 2020
Phil was very professional and thorough. Would suggest him highly to anyone needing his services. Thank you again!
- J.S., January 2020
Very thorough and honest about the inspection. Keeps you in the know the entire inspection. Answers any and all questions. Very professional. 10/10
- A.W., Matthews NC, January 2020
Phil Matthews did an excellent job on the home I was considering to buy. He is very honest and detail oriented. I would use him again in the future.
- S.F., December 2019
Phil performed an excellent inspection. His notes and photos are thorough. I feel well informed and able to make decisions regarding the home and repairs. Thanks Phil!
- B.F., December 2019
Excellent job! Took time to explain everything thoroughly.
- T.H., December 2019
Phil, we appreciate your thorough inspection and the way that you explained everything in detail to us.....we would definitely recommend your services to anyone in need of an independent home inspection. Thank you!
- Y.P., December 2019
I am a first time home buyer and Phil was great!!! He came out for the inspection and was very thorough and informative. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an inspection!!!
- A.S., November 2019
Very well done! Lots of detailed pictures and was very in depth
- D.R., November 2019
First time buying home in South Carolina aN was a little Leary about the home inspection, however, Phil Matthews is one awesome inspector, he is very knowledgeable, professional in his job at hand an invited me to walk alone with him while he explained every detail during the inspection! The inspection report he provided me was very thorough an easy to read an understand! Thank you so much, you've made this journey a little more easier for me! Tnx again Jack Allen
- J.A., Cheraw SC, November 2019
Phil did a thorough and efficient job of inspecting the property. Very friendly and professional. I would recommend his services. Thank you for the home inspection.
- C.C., October 2019
Phil is very thorough and takes the time to answer any questions you may have. He makes you feel very comfortable coming to him for any needs you may have. I would highly recommend him and use him again.
- K.C., October 2019
Great job Phil
- M.T., October 2019
Courteous, efficient took lots of pictures. Explained everything to me in language that was understood. Great job Phil Matthews.
- S.M., October 2019
Phil: I want to thank you for the work you did inspecting our house. You were very professional and did an excellent job. You were pleasant and helpful, answering any questions I had. I would highly recommend you to anyone who might be seeking a home inspection. Again Thank You.
- M.P., October 2019
Phil is an excellent inspector, incredibly thorough, very good communication from beginning to end! Very professional, inspection reports arrive in a timely manner and he takes time to personally explain everything in detail. We have used him twice and will use again if needed. We recommend him to everyone! CSE Florence SC
- P.E., October 2019
Great inspection, very thorough. Highly recommended Thanks!
- P.E., October 2019
Phil Matthews has inspected two homes that I have been associated with. In both cases, he was exceptionally thorough. He looked in areas I’d never thought of. His imaging and documentation skills are exceptional. He gets your inspection report to you quickly. He knows the business because he helped build houses at a young age. Also, he is very familiar with South Carolina regulations governing home building, so for new homes, he knows precisely what is required of builders. Perhaps best of all, you get an education when you ask Phil to do your inspection. He has no problem with you tagging along as he inspects. I’m certain that he will save me money in the long run because he drew attention to items that would have had to be addressed later. I highly recommend Matthews Home Inspections.
- D.F., Mount Pleasant SC, September 2019
Phil, We appreciate your thorough job complete with the detail list and pictures. We attached your summary page to amend our contact with requested repairs, very helpful.
- K.M., September 2019
I was very pleased with Phil Matthews. He was very thorough and explained every item that he inspected. I highly recommend his company
- W.S., September 2019
I am confident in referring Phil as a home inspector to my clients based on his background and knowledge as a home builder. This is a huge step above the standard home inspector who may only be trained and licensed at that level and for that purpose. Phil not only reports the problems, but also is able to advise on the proper repair. Phil is also great to use during new construction, both in the pre-drywall phase and upon completion, prior to the builder's final walk-through. (Yes, your new home should be inspected also!)
- B.A., July 2019
Phil was a great inspector. He took the time to really walk through the house and be thorough. He informed me of all the issues that were inspected and educated me on many points in my home I never would have know. Thank you Phil for inspecting our new home.
- B.S., July 2019
Phil is an absolute professional in his field - I would not go to anyone else! He is very personable and takes the time to go over every detail in his inspection reports. If you don't understand the terminology or specifics, he takes the time to explain what it is; what it affects; and what things will be like in the future. Don't go to anyone else.....go to Phil Matthews!
- T.W., Summerville SC, July 2019
Phil does an outstanding job: Very good communication from the beginning ( was not easy scheduling the inspection in a given timeframe ) and also in explaining the findings in the necessary detail. Good fast written reporting with easy access and easy way to distribute information for a repair list. Like the internet access to agreement and report from anywhere - works good from smartphone and from home PC.
- S.B., July 2019
Phil was very helpful and provided excellent explanations about his findings. Being a first time home buyer this was extremely beneficial to me. I highly recommend Phil to anyone needing a home inspection.
- Z.P., July 2019
Phil is always thorough and diligent during his inspections. I like that he gets on the roof and actually walks them vs using a drone or binoculars to examine them. He has always explained his reports and findings to help ease the buyers mind about the necessary repairs or recommendations.
- T.R., Lexington SC, July 2019
Incredibly thorough and gave realistic suggestions for repairs. Thanks so much for scheduling so quickly and being on time. I hope we're never moving again but if we do, we'd definitely use Phil again for sure!
- E.C., July 2019
Phil did an AWESOME job inspecting my house! He spent hours going over everything. He even found concerns that my roof inspector missed. When he was done he made sure I understood his finding and followed up with a very detailed report.
- B.H., June 2019
Phil is dependable, thorough, and reliable. The inspection reports arrive in a timely manner, and my clients have all been pleased. Phil is a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend his services.
- A.H., June 2019
He did a great job explaining everything to me on a level I understood! Outstanding!
- J.W., May 2019
Phil Matthews was prompt in getting the inspection done on the property that I was contracted to purchase. The report was prompt and very accurate. He answered any questions that I had about the report and followed up on some issues that I was concerned about. I would highly recommend Phil for an inspection of a purchase or for contracting purposes. R Davidson
- R.D., May 2019