Jim, welcome to the forum. Thought I should post to this thread and first off "Thanks guys for the accolades" and to say that, Jim, please feel free to contact me at either firstname.lastname@example.org
or 612-708-2144. As for tbird vendors I have done business with all of them I think, and would recommend all. When I restored my bird in the '90s I bought about $6,000 worth of stuff from Larry's, $2000 from Birdsnest, and threw money out to a bunch of others. I have spoke and emailed with sales reps and owners and are all great folks at; Larry's, Birdsnest, Concours, TBirdHQ, Bob's Birdhouse and Pat Wilsons. Guess I probably missed a few too. I think it pays to shop around at their diff websites and prices do vary and much of the stuff is supplied to all by the same manufacturers.
Let us know if we can help or try helping you out.