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 August 3, 2016. 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 #
Thomas Allen 952-474-2469
Steven Sorenson 612-749-0244
Scott Hansing 952-707-1111
Ron Kulas 651-206-7453
Roger Pass 651-690-2122
Richard Olson 952-920-1360
Richard Miller 612-978-6844
Neil Saltzman 612-205-1919
Milind Angolkar 952-915-6466
Michael Pew 612-205-5060
Luis Alcaraz 612-743-8228
Lee Kness 952-994-4771
Kim Van Langen 952-432-4924
Kelly Hoban 651-455-4577
Karl Sanders 612-408-4000
Jason Carter 952-210-9338
James Koska 952-545-7934
Guy Borglund 612-859-4663
Doug Hastings 952-892-0490
Don Doty 952-544-8141
Dennis Lash 612-729-6973
David Johnson 612-871-6983
Dan Solberg 651-941-0643
Dan Brausen 651-483-8407
Colleen Rybak 763-242-5015
Charles Kaatz 763-550-9578
Bruce Blumenthal 612-788-8088
Brian Devery 651-644-3999
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, 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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