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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 homeownership is the true American dream to pursue.


Darragh Darragh Cutter was setting timber frames with cranes while in diapers. He was a regular member of the family remodeling crew during flips and renovations throughout his life. He learned about homes and their components firsthand from his father and grandfather, carpenters and home builders respectively. After graduating from St. John’s University and service teaching abroad, he received a certificate from the AHIT accredited courses before passing his National Home Inspectors exam and later his Wisconsin State Home Inspectors exam. He is a Certified Residential Thermographer, licensed as a radon measurement professional in Minnesota, and an ASHI member. With a passion for homes and teaching, Darragh looks forward to helping you understand your home.