Feel free to drop me an email and I'll help ya out. I have built over 15 rods now...I have two sons that betterlove fishing as much as I do! Have the basic gear - flex coat wrapping station, pac bay epoxy turner, etc, etc.
Components are important parts of the equation too and I have found that Andy Sneddon at Rod Builder supplies has been great: http://rodbuildersupplies.com/
I have yet to find everything I want in one local shop but admittedly I live in NV and have never shopped for components at Searun.
Like I said, Andy has been great to deal with and usually has maybe a 48hr turn around on parts.
If you need any advice or have any questions, drop me an email.