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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.


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