You've come to the right place.
As others will tell you, realistically think about how you'll use the plane and what you want out of it. Family hauler? Burger runs? A few loopty-loops? Then the plane will almost pick itself.
We have an EAA chapter in Cedar Rapids. I'm on RV-10 wings, a friend has a -10 with engine and avionics in. A co-worker just picked up his -14 empenange this weekend. There are many more builders in the area. I can show you around my build if your ever in town.