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Our Inspectors

Earl Earl Cutter is the owner of Solid Foundations Home Inspections. Aside from being a home inspector, he comes from an extensive background in the housing industry. Earl spent 15 years doing small & large scale remodels on homes built in the late 1700’s all the way to modern homes. In addition, he spent six years working on new construction homes. After that, he worked as a Realtor for seven years. Earl is passionate about homes & the idea of homeownership, he has come to realize that teaching people about their homes is his true passion & he looks forward to working with you.



Rick Rick Drontle grew up in the small town of St. Nicholas, MN where throughout his childhood his father spent time teaching Rick his trades of how to be an electrician, plumber, welder, heavy machine operator, construction skills & entrepreneurship. Over the past 30 years, Rick used this knowledge by being involved in both small & large renovations, as well as the construction of a downtown Minneapolis restaurant & catering kitchen. Rick completed the National Home Inspectors education & the National Radon Proficiency Program on Radon Measurement & Mitigation. He enjoys educating people about homes, & believes that home ownership is the true American dream to pursue.





Billy Billy Ruiz served in the US Navy where he studied mechanical & electrical theories & applied that knowledge to operating those systems. He was a restauranteur & licensed general contractor; he designed electrical systems for a petrochemical company & most recently acted as a project manager converting commercial client’s lighting to LED saving them as much as 70% on their energy consumption. In preparation for taking these skills to his next phase of work as a home inspector, Billy has become certified with the National Radon Proficiency Program & Level 1 Thermography & has completed the National Home Inspectors exam. He looks forward to assisting clients.