I live in Cypress and I had a tough time finding a tech counselor too. I eventually contacted EAA and they sent me a list. Turns out a multiple builder was just 3 miles away.
I'm on my finishing kit so have some experience now, good and bad. You are welcome to come by and I can show you examples of good, marginal and bad if that will help you.
Wings, empennage, fuselage and finish slow builds completed. Avionics Installed.
FWF in progress (temporarily on hold after unexpectedly having to move from T51 to KDWH)