BTW here are the places I know and like.
AJ's bikes and boards -- Giant, Specialized, Ellsworth and SantaCruz. They are local, friendly and are active mountain bikers. They support the trails here and when I can I like to drop some coin with them.
Bikerbob.com -- Titus. Bob is a cool guy. He will work with you on any build kit you want and won't rip you off doing it. He is in Ohio so not local but he is an avid mountain biker. I think his main goal in life is to ride his Moto Lite and then Chill in his hot tub drinking wine
mtnhighcyclery.com -- Titus, Ventana, Chumba, Turner. Ask for Larry. Never purchased from them but I talked to Larry at length. He is very helpful and informative. His prices seem good and his reputation is outstanding.
Lakeland Trek -- Trek and Gary Fisher. Don is . . . ah well is Don
He has good prices if you do not mind buying last years models. He is mainly a roadie but his mechanic is a mountain biker. He is local but as far as I know he is not involved with any mountain bike groups.