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 2014. 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 #
Van Langen 952-432-4924
Tom Allen 952-474-2469
Brice Staeheli 612-238-1314
Kent Johnson 612-245-9978
Luis Alcaraz 612-743-8228
Michael Pew 612-205-5060
Don Doty 952-544-8141
Richard Olson 952-920-1360
Richard Miller 612-978-6844
Doug Laurent 612-875-3017
Lee Kness 952-994-4771
Steve Sorenson 612-749-0244
Colleen Rybak 763-242-5015
Doug Hastings 952-892-0490
Mike Andrejka 612-597-9667
Charles Kaatz 763-550-9578
David Johnston 612-871-6983
Dan Solberg 651-641-0641
Karl Sanders 612-408-4000
Guy Borglund 612-859-4663
AJ Wrobel 651-276-2055
Dan Seeland 952-807-6594
Dennis Lash 612-729-6973
Bruce Blumenthal 612-788-8088
Roger Pass 651-690-2122
Jason Carter 952-210-9338
Kelly Hoban 651-455-4577
Neil Saltzman 952-915-6466
Ron Kulas 651-641-0641
Brian Devery 651-644-3999
Scott Hansing 952-707-1111
Peter Elliasen 763-545-7310
Dan Brausen 651-483-8407
James Koska 952-545-7934
Rueben Saltzman 952-915-6466

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, January 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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