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Matthews Home Inspections

Workphone: 803-603-8047
Mobile: 443-340-0188

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.


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., 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., 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., Charleston 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