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Our Team.

At PHT Inspections, we are proud to have been providing home inspections services in the area for over 20 years. Our team of professionals are highly experienced, positive, hardworking, and determined to provide you with the best possible experience. As a licensed and insured business, you can be sure that you are getting the best quality home inspection services. We are committed to making sure that you are fully satisfied and knowledgeable about the condition of your home. Contact us today and let us help you make the best possible decision for your home.

Our Team

Family First

At PHT Inspections, we have a dedicated team of professionals who approach each inspection as if we are purchasing a home for our very own families. 

Ryan Raley and his family

Ryan Raley

Owner, CEO

Ryan, with his wife Caroline and son Cooper.


"Transparency and ethical values hold great significance in my approach; if I wouldn't choose to settle my family in a particular house, I have no hesitation in sharing the truth with my clients"

Ryan Raley has been a South Carolina licensed inspector for 24 Years. Ryan has performed over 14,000 fee paid inspections. He has been a FULL TIME inspector for over 25 years. He has additional experience in remolding, electrical, plumbing, and framing. Ryan takes pride in educating home buyers in purchasing and selling experience. 


Ryan resides in Lexington with his beautiful wife Caroline and there 12 year old son Cooper. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, fishing bass tournaments, and golfing in his spare time.

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Taylor Nicholson


Taylor, with his wife Sally and son Wooten.

"Assisting individuals with one of the most significant investments of their lives brings me immense satisfaction. My utmost goal is to ensure that my clients are thoroughly informed, providing them with an impartial professional perspective."

Taylor Nicholson is a South Carolina licensed inspector and is ICA Certified. Taylor has currently worked under Ryan Raley, who has 25+ years of experience. Taylor is honest and feels that home buyers should be educated in the function and integrity of the systems within and around the homes they are purchasing. 


Taylor resides in Columbia with his wife Sally and one-year old son, Wooten. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and is an active serving member at Shandon Baptist Church on Forest Drive.

Hunter Sggerano

Hunter Sgorrano


Hunter Sgorrano is a licensed Home Inspector at PHT working under Ryan Raley, who has 20+ years of experience. Hunter himself has 2 and a half years experience of doing Home Inspections and has been certified by ICA.


Hunter resides in Columbia with his girlfriend Emma and his dog Freya. He is currently in the process of renovating his home with his father. He enjoys movies, traveling, playing with his dog, and going out on the lake. 

Greg Maxwell

Greg Maxwell


Greg is a lifelong resident of Columbia S.C. with over 26 years experience in Home Inspection and Termite Inspection fields. He feels that for many people buying a home is the largest investment they will ever make. They should be well informed in that decision. He absolutely loves his job and takes his profession very seriously.


Greg has a 12 year old son who is his "why" in life and a large extended family throughout the midlands. In his free time he enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time outdoors. 

Ryan's father with his wife Diane

David "Mike" Raley

Office Administrator

Mike Raley, pictured with his wife Diane.

The father of Ryan, plays a crucial role in maintaining organization and managing schedules. Although he may not be at the job site, rest assured that he is diligently overseeing the timely submission of reports and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. 

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