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Chris Matthews

We Believe in What You’re Working Toward

At Advanced Termite & Home Inspections, we model our business on how we would want our friends and family to be treated if they were buying a home. That’s why we go the extra mile to make sure that our client oriented home inspections never lose sight of what’s important, assessing the overall safety and quality of a home’s construction to help shield our clients from unexpected risk and expense. The goal is to facilitate a successful home purchase that can also be carried out comfortably—eliminating unknown factors so that you can stress less and start moving closer to the doorstep of a home purchase that your family will cherish always.

The Example We Set


As a family-owned business that is built on strong family values, we strive to set an example for others in the industry—ensuring that our clients feel comfortable, knowledgeable, and truly taken care of so that they can go on to invest with confidence.


By offering a wide variety of professional home inspection and pest control services, we aim to facilitate a more personalized client experience—taking care of your broader needs so that you don’t have to look elsewhere!


We take great pride in our work and the positive impact that we’re able to make, and you can count on us to be honest, hard-working, and thorough in all that we do.


NC Home inspector #2987 NC Termite Inspector 1495 PW Certified Master Inspector


Advanced Termite & Home Inspections is proud to be one of Eastern North Carolina's most experienced, respected, and trusted home inspection leaders. We love what we do, and we're happy to embrace the daily challenge of inspecting homes.


I highly recommend Chris and his services to anyone who is looking for someone who is professional, punctual, thorough, knowledgeable and respectable as a home inspector. My inspection with Chris exceeded my expectations.
- K.H., June 2022
Chris was excellent, thorough and highly professional. Clearly he is experienced in home expectations and has the added benefit of a personality that is quite helpful in the home purchasing ordeal. I really appreciated the time and patience that he took in responding to my questions and providing details on the inspection. Chris is also a gentleman which I found to be also helpful while discussing the examination of the home my wife and I hope to purchase.
- R.P., May 2022
I am very pleased with this inspection, especially the little details. Many times it is things you don't want to hear but they can save you $$$ down the road and even protect you from potential safety issues. I work in the construction industry and my job is quality control and safety. You represented your profession well.
- F.K., New Bern NC, May 2022
Chris was very professional and a pleasure to work with.
- R.O., Reno NV, December 2021
Chris and his associate did a comprehensive and detailed inspection. He was available to answer any questions after the report was complete. We would recommend him highly!
- M.C., December 2021
Chris took on a challenging task to inspect a 121 year old home that had had multiple additions over the decades and extensive renovations after hurricane Florence in 2018. He was extraordinarily thorough and identified a great many issues that required repair/replacement or that presented safety hazards. He was also careful to note areas that he was not able to inspect so that we were aware that these areas might present risks and issues needing attention. We were also impressed with the speed of completion of the report. We had it in our inboxes before evening on the day of the inspection! (Some of the credit must go to the Office Manager, Deana Matthews.) My wife and I have bought several homes over the years and none of those inspectors met Chris' standard. After we reviewed his report with our agent, we elected to withdraw our offer, citing the number and seriousness of the inspection's findings. When we do make another offer on property in New Bern, we will certainly ask Chris to do that inspection.
- J.K., SAN ANTONIO TX, October 2021
Chris was great at communicating the process and was very informative on the walk through with the actual inspection of the property I am purchasing. Reading his reports left me with no doubt that he takes his job seriously and has the highest standards of safety for the families he is inspecting for!
- R.T., September 2021
Thank you so much for fitting in my clients yesterday while they were in town! We all really appreciate it! Always nice to work with you.
- T.C., Havelock NC, July 2021
Chris Matthews has been doing our inspections for 10+ years. Very professional inspections! I recommend him highly.
- J.G., Kinston NC, July 2021
Report delivered in a timely manner. Chris is easily accessible.
- J.L., July 2021
very thorough, did a great job!! highly recommend
- M.N., Edmond OK, June 2021
Advanced Termite and Home Inspection is the best inspection company I've used. I wish I could hire them for everyplace I need an inspection. They back up everything they say in their reports with detailed pictures.
- N.N., Washington NC, May 2021
Chris and his team were very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and detail minded. He took his time to explain all findings with their potential impact if not mitigated. I highly recommend his services.
- R.K., May 2021
The survey was done by the next day and Chris responded to my call and followed up with me immediately. Great Team!!!!
- T.B., April 2021
I wasn’t even aware there was something known as a maintenance inspection until reading about inspections on Nextdoor. Chris Matthews was recommended. It was quick and easy getting an appointment. He was on time and explained what he was going to be checking. He was quick and thorough. His report was understandable and supported by pictures. He answered my questions and reassured me about concerns. He recommended a handyman. I would recommend Chris Matthews if you are in need of any inspection.
- K.H., March 2021
I have bought 6 properties over the years and the quality of the report that Chris prepared was the best I have ever had. On time, thorough, exceptional good detailed work. Chris knows what he ia doing and is good at it. Chris and his team from booking to completion get straight 10s. Thank you Chris!
- G.C., March 2021
Very prompt, beat me to the inspection site. Courteous, polite. He did his inspection in a timely manner and his report was very detailed.
- T.D., March 2021
We were thoroughly impressed with his promptness, his attention to detail, and his integrity for the house inspection. We would highly recommend anyone to use Chris for their inspections.
- J.M., March 2021
Very thorough and patiently describes any findings to clients with suggested plan for repairs or any action necessary to correct a problem found during inspection.
- G.E., New Bern NC, March 2021
Very nice and did a thorough job. Plus he rescues animals which makes him an awesome human. I would highly recommend.
- T.L., Cape Carteret NC, March 2021
Chris is great. Very punctual And efficient. I had a tight schedule that day and he addressed our immediate concerns first and explained things very well. He also completed the report ahead of the promised time.
- T.S., March 2021
Chris did a great job with the inspection. He was very thorough, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend him!
- S.R., February 2021
Chris was very thorough with the inspection and provided a detailed report. This was the third time he’s inspected a house for me, and I’d definitely use him again.
- A.H., Diamondhead MS, February 2021
Absolutely, very detailed & informative.
- K.L., Newark NJ, February 2021
The inspection was a thorough inspection and we received the report the same day! Information was clear and concise. Would recommend their service to anyone needing an inspection done.
- D.K., February 2021
Chris is careful in his work and attentive to detail. He was welcoming of my presence, and patiently willing to engage my inquiries and comments. Additionally, Chris was helpfully instructive. When he noted something about the property, he was intentional to make sure I understood why this matter needed attention and comment. Chris has inspected for me twice. I would confidently recommend him and his company to others.
- D.B., Trent Woods NC, January 2021
- P.N., January 2021
Chris was suggested to me by my realtor. I'm extremely happy with the thoroughness of the inspection, every base was covered.
- C.W., January 2021
Excellent Service !
- S.L., January 2021
I was very pleased with the comprehensiveness of the termite and home inspection reports and the recommendations on what items needed immediate attention and other items that simply needed to be monitored. I would highly recommend Chris Matthews and his company for termite and home inspection.
- M.B., Chocowinity NC, January 2021
Chris was very nice, professional, helpful and understood all my questions. He was able to answer my questions so that I could understand the answers. I got to my future home a little early and he arrived early also, so we were right on track with each other. I highly recommend him to anyone that is in need of an inspection. Give Chris a call and he will take good care of you.
- C.O., Burgaw NC, December 2020
Chris had a great attitude as he approached his work. He was thorough, informative and patient as he explained the inspection process. My wife and I were both impressed by the speed with which we received a clear and accurate report. The final report was lodged in my IN BOX the same day Chris completed the inspection...impressive. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.
- R.T., December 2020
Absolutely, I feel like the inspection was complete. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that needs and want a complete inspection.
- B.K., November 2020
Very thorough inspection! Chris went over everything with us and made sure we did not have any questions before leaving the inspection. We appreciate it!
- C.U., November 2020
Thanks for a great inspection. Mona Powers
- M.P., November 2020
He was very detailed on the report which helped a lot! Thank you.
- H.W., November 2020
Great job!
- J.C., November 2020
I'm a local real estate agent and have called on Chris for a few jobs all of which were done thoroughly, with timely feedback in an easy to understand format to present to a client. He is available for questions if clients are not present at the inspection and goes out of his way to help customers understand the workings of the home. LH
- L.H., New bern NC, November 2020
Very informative, and thorough. Chris was patient with any questions that the client had about different items or areas and did explain clearly any discrepancies found.
- G.E., New Bern NC, November 2020
Excellent job very thorough
- C.K., Salisbury NC, November 2020
Chris was assiduous in pointing out every feature and safety concern. My wife and I appreciate this kind of care and will absolutely recommend to all new home buyers.
- R.S., November 2020
Being an out of state rental property investor has it’s challenges especially now with COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Chris has executed numerous inspections for me and has always been professional, on time and provides a clear easy readable report that helps my decision process in determining if this property is worth investing in. Fortunately the latest report pointed out some serious issues with the structure and I had to terminate the sale. Without having Chris perform this inspection and terminate report I could of been made a large financial mistake. Lastly his web based payment system and his password protected report center makes the transaction so simple. Jim McK.
- J.M., November 2020
I have worked with Chris for many years on home and termite inspections, always professional and timely. The presentation of the inspection results and detailed comments and photos are fabulous. The option to create a repair list makes it so easy to request items be repaired/replaced and gives you, the buyer, an opportunity to make comments for the seller; that is great!
- M.H., November 2020
A really in depth job that is the best I have seen! They get it all with some fantastic photographs and detailed write ups!
- G.R., October 2020
My inspection was on time and complete. I got a copy of the report the same day and it allowed me to compare to my appraisal from the VA and make a very important decision. I will most definitely use your services again.
- F.C., Beaufort NC, October 2020
Thorough inspection
- T.G., October 2020
We are very happy with our inspection report. It helped us to decide whether to go through with the purchase of the house or not.
- T.S., New Bern NC, October 2020
Very fair in pricing! Did a thorough inspection and had a very detailed report. Chris made sure that the report got to us very quickly! I would recommend Chris for sure!
- s.c., WINSTON SALEM NC, October 2020
Chris did an excellent job of inspecting our home. Chris was very thorough and detailed in his inspection. He took the time to answer any questions I had and explained in detail about any issues I had questions on. Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a very qualified home inspector.
- S.Z., Arapahoe NC, October 2020
Chris thoroughly inspected the home. His report was very detailed and exposed many issues not visible to the buyers. We will use him again on our next contract.
- K.H., October 2020
Chris did a fantastic job, and explained all issues to me . Very professional.
- M.F., September 2020
He did an awesome job. Was the best money spend
- T.M., September 2020
Good to deal with, very friendly. Knowledgeable & thurough.
- P.P., September 2020
Very thorough. Great for buyers.
- S.M., September 2020
We called Chris for the initial purchase 9 years ago and I didn't hesitate to call him for a refinance inspection. Very thorough and explained some issues we had in detail with possible solutions. Will call again and recommend to others.
- J.R., Vanceboro NC, September 2020
Very thorough. Loved inclusion of photos
- B.H., September 2020
I would absolutely Recommend Chris and his team to conduct Housing Inspection. He is very professional and provided an outstanding and thorough inspection to include pictures of the issues identified.
- M.P., September 2020
Very professional and personable. Top notch
- T.P., September 2020
Chris did an extremely thorough inspection on a home we are buying, we have never actually seen, and he made us comfortable moving forward with the purchase. Chris was also available to answer a call regarding a question we had about specific items in the house that needed attention.
- R.D., September 2020
Thank you so much for your services. Waylon did an outstanding job for us . Waylon was very professional and knowledgeable of his job. Honestly he saved us from purchasing the home. There is truth in the saying, “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. Please let Waylon know how we appreciate him. Chris, Waylon went Above and Beyond on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 for us. Hoping you have a good day. Thank you again, Chris Gieselman
- C.G., Kinston NC, August 2020
Chris did a thorough and insightful inspection, and I will use him in the future for sure!
- S.B., August 2020
Chris did an excellent job. Very thorough and professional. He took the time to explain everything to me. I would highly recommend him!
- K.B., August 2020
Very professional. Seemed quite knowledgeable in several areas throughout the inspection. Landon was more than happy to answer my questions and explain what he was looking for at each step. I highly recommend for any of your inspection needs
- R.H., August 2020
Wonderful to work with and very thorough!
- n.b., August 2020
Precise, on-time, thorough, professional, quick turnaround, excellent service. These are all words I would use to describe Chris Matthew's inspection service!
- B.E., August 2020
Chris provided a thorough review of the prospective home we are considering to purchase. I am a licensed structural engineer myself, with over 35 years of experience, and have personally built several homes myself. Chris' review included several items that I missed on my personal walk-thru. I am very satisfied with the comments and concerns he identified, and the recommendations he included in the report. His review was WELL worth more than the fees he charged to do this review. Absolutely recommend him for those considering or in need of a review.
- H.P., August 2020
Chris was very thorough in his investigation a very courteous and helpful on the phone. We were surprised at how Trump lie he was able to complete the investigation and get the results to us. I would definitely recommend him to others.
- E.P., August 2020
Would definitely recommend. Did an inspection and saved me from wasted money time and heartbreak. Also explained the most serious problems. What would need to be repaired before moving in. Requested Chris for a 2nd inspection but he was unavailable. He sent a highly recommended replacement Landon Matthews.
- L.B., WASHINGTON NC, August 2020
- N.T., July 2020
I am pleased on the through inspection that had taken place. This helped me by seeing a lot issues of concerns that need to be discussed with the buyer.. I was not aware of all the problems just by looking at the place.. The inspection write up describing the issues and pictures of concerns were very helpful. I am highly satisfied. Thanks again.
- S.M., July 2020
We were very pleased with the job Chris did!
- M.P., July 2020
Good company and very helpful. They did everything when and how they said they would. Landon Matthews was my inspector - Good Job!
- W.F., Minnesott Beach NC, July 2020
Waylon was very thorough and detailed oriented. He took my call to discuss the inspection during his lunch and was extremely accommodating. Since I am in Dallas, the inspection is critical to my final decision. The site was very helpful each step of the process. Thank you!
- R.B., The Colony TX, July 2020
Professional and pleasant. Easy to deal with. Paid attention to detail and explained everything. Highly recommend!
- G.M., July 2020
Chris was very nice and thorough he answered all our questions and also showed us some areas that he noticed needed attention. Very thorough and whenever I need another inspection I will definitely be contacting him!
- D.N., July 2020
This was the 5th such home inspection report that I have read through in the past 2years. That said, Chris did a great job on the evaluation and the report. He is very thorough in in each aspect of the evaluation. The report itself was a very easy read, better than other reports I have had that confuse the seller or buyer. Chris did a great job and I absolutely recommend him.
- E.J., July 2020
North Carolina is one of the states that do Not require homeowners to disclose any things that are wrong with the property they are selling = "Buyer Beware!". The only peace of mind that you can get, is by having inspections done by certified inspectors. My real estate agent recommended Chris to inspect the house I am considering purchasing and I am very glad she did. Chris did the general inspection and also a wood destroying insect (termites and other bad bugs) inspection. Chris was able to come out very quickly upon being notified by my agent, which was awesome = so quick. Chris did a very thorough inspection and he found: some electrical problems that are not up to building codes, as well as some water leaks, slow drains, most of the windows not being able to be opened, most of the baseboard heaters not working, water damage, a slightly sagging ceiling and other things that are of concern. Now I have a thorough and accurate report to give to my agent, who can then negotiate with the seller, so that I won't have to bear the cost of all of these problems. Chris inspected the house at noon and the results were completed and a link sent to me by email that same night, with easy instructions on how to access the inspection reports. I was able to log in to the website in seconds and view the results online and even able to download and save the inspection results in the PDF File format (which every computer is able to open). The format of the inspection results is very easy to read, well laid out and detailed descriptions are included (as well as some pictures even). I highly recommend Chris. He has replied to my emails very quickly and has answered all of my questions completely. Already told him that if for any reason this house purchase falls through, he will be inspecting the next house I win a bid on. Thanks again Chris for all your help!
- E.V., July 2020
Chris provided a very professional and thorough inspection. We appreciated his 'layman' descriptions to any defects we needed to be aware & how they may or may not cause problems going forward.
- H.F., TAYLORS SC, July 2020
I selected absolutely to recommend Mr. Matthews for his inspections. He was thorough and detailed. I am extremely satisfied with his knowledge and abilities.
- T.K., July 2020
Chris came in and did a thorough, detailed job inspecting the home. We are very happy with his work and the resulting report.
- D.I., July 2020
Thank you for the easy to read and detailed inspections!
- T.N., Greenville NC, July 2020
I would recommend Chris for an inspection as he done an awesome job given all the areas that he could review and inspect on this actual property. He treated the inspection as if it was a property that he was looking into purchasing. To be a first property that I have looked into. He has made it at ease to discuss and of course a learning factor of unknowns within properties.
- R.C., July 2020
Great Job. Done very timely. Report is full-featured and highly useful.
- M.L., Greenville NC, June 2020
Our report was through, detailed, and written in a easy to understand manner.
- V.C., Centereach NY, June 2020
Chris has created a seamless online model for connecting his clients with experienced, professional, and effective inspectors. Reports are in depth with easy access to online PDF's that include pictures and excellent descriptive details for buyers, sellers, and agents. I would highly recommend this company for any and all inspection needs. Great job!!
- J.A., June 2020
I give 5 stars for service, professionalism, communication, friendly. Overall great experience. Chris set me down & explained everything he was doing and everything he found in detail. I’m so pleased with his service I’m hiring him to do a follow up to make sure that everything that the seller agreed to fix is indeed fixed.
- N.H., NEW BERN NC, June 2020
I was very happy with Chris Mathews. He was accommodating of the quick turn around I needed for a home inspection. The report I received was very thorough and helpful in making the decision to move forward with a home purchase.
- S.H., Paducah KY, June 2020
Very thorough inspection and also convenient to have home inspection and termite inspection done together. I am very pleased and would highly recommend Mr. Matthews!
- B.P., June 2020
Your professionalism and thorough inspection is unmatched. The inspection of a 53 year old property was meticulously executed and a potentially disastrous investment had your work not exposed the damages and safety hazards. My family is truly grateful for your service and commitment to your customers and profession.
- A.C., DPO AE, May 2020
Very quick and the report was spot on. Got way more information than I was thinking I would. Thanks for doing a great job.
- G.B., Grifton NC, May 2020
Chris Matthews was an incredible inspector. He really took the time to check every last detail in my house inspection. His insights into local issues and tips was fantastic. Will advise anyone and everyone to give him a call.
- E.H., May 2020
Very thorough. And reasonably priced for our new home inspection!
- K.M., May 2020
Always prompt, thorough and his work has always helped in making my decisions about a property. It has also helped in my negotiations as a buyer.
- W.B., NEW BERN NC, May 2020
Excellent knowledgeable and all around superb experience. Very thorough at all points in their inspection and took time to explain every little piece at time of inspection without having to wait on the formal report. Highly recommended!
- D.B., May 2020
It was a big house with lots of special features and he didn't miss anything! Thank you.
- K.H., May 2020
Excellent inspection. Extremely thorough. Very courteous & helpful. Absolutely knowledgeable about what to look for. Amazingly prompt in issuing a lengthy, yet comprehensive report. Some confusion in names, which isn't really a problem. I've had a problem with others names on a first time basis all my life. Also, my name is most often confused in spelling & pronunciation.
- K.S., May 2020
Outstanding and thorough inspection. Highly recommend Mr. Matthews for your home inspection!
- T.R., New Bern NC, May 2020
Chris was very professional and courteous. He answered all the questions I asked in ways I could understand. I would highly recommend Chris !
- M.S., May 2020
Chris is very thorough, honest and professional. One of the best in his field. I strongly recommend his services.
- R.L., May 2020
Very friendly and we received a very thorough report!
- K.R., May 2020