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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.


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., 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
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