Sadly, a real forum for local people to discuss actual topics (not topix) doesn't exist, at least not on this website. You could ask for an apple butter recipe here and it would break down into a flame war about who's cooking meth within 3 to 5 responses (or less).Was just trying to find someone reliable and reasonable to rebuild lawn tractor engine. Did not want to judge or belittle anybody.
Beyond that, I cannot say who currently works on small engines and does a good job. There was an elderly gentleman that lived in a tidy bit of property on Matson Drive that did it a couple of years back but it was mostly a hobby of his and I am not sure if he is still doing it.