I’ve been to NAHBS twice. Mostly it is a lot of welding porn and many bikes you’d feel bad about getting dirty. That said, my fav’s are Soulcraft (Simple str8 forward no BS bikes and I will have one someday), Breadwinner (great looking yet still burly) and Black Cat (esthetically peerless and Todd is way ahead of the curve over many for smart design ideas).
Steve Garro – Coconino Cycles. Finely crafted bikes that are built to be ridden. Garro does gorgeous fillet brazing, nice one color paint jobs and an eye for the craftsmanship of a well made frame, but doesn’t build bikes that are too pretty to ride. He’s also never driven a car, is a tough Basque mofo, threatened to beat me up at my bachelor party, and is one of the best people you can ever know. http://www.coconinocycles.com/