Finding an Evaluator

List of licensed evaluators

This list contains the names of evaluators that are licensed to do Truth-in-Housing inspections in Hopkins as of January 4, 2017. The inspection will be null and void if the evaluator is not licensed when the City receives the report. All evaluators are private contractors hired by the seller and are not employees of the City of Hopkins.

Evaluator Phone #
Luis Alcaraz 612-743-8228
Tom Allen 952-474-2469
Milind Angolkar 952-915-6466
Bruce Blumenthal 612-788-8088
Guy Borgland 612-859-4663
Dan Brausen 651-483-8407
Jason Carter 952-210-9338
Brian Devery 651-644-3999
Don Doty 952-544-8141
Scott Hansing 952-707-1111
Doug Hastings 952-892-0490
David Johnson 612-871-6983
Charles Kaatz 763-550-9878
James Koska 952-545-7934
Ron Kulas 651-641-0641
Dennis Lash 612-729-6973
Richard Miller 612-978-6844
Richard Olson 952-920-1360
Roger Pass 651-690-2122
Michael Pew 612-2055060
Colleen Ryback 763-242-5015
Neil Saltzman 952-915-6466
Karl Sanders 612-408-4000
Dan Solberg 651-641-0641
Steve Sorenson 612-749-0244
Kim Van Langen 952-432-4924
AJ Wrobel 651-276-2055

Choosing a licensed evaluator

Before choosing an evaluator from the list above, do your homework and make sure you're working with only the best. It's a good idea to get recommendations from a real estate agent, friend, or a trade organization such as the American Society of Home Inspectors, Independent Inspectors of North America, or Minnesota Society of Housing Inspectors. City of Hopkins employees cannot recommend evaluators.

Helpful questions to ask an evaluator

Adapted from the Star Tribune, Jan. 29, 2003

  • How long have you been a home inspector?
  • How many inspections have you done?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • Is this a full-time job? (Experience and full time commitment can be indicators of quality.)
  • How long will the inspection take? (They should take about an hour, and never under 30 minutes.)
  • How much will it cost? (Be suspicious if it's less than $100.)
  • Do you belong to a professional organization such as American Society of Home Inspectors, or have you passed the National Home Inspection Examination?


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