My partner Jenny and I have 10+ years experience working in and managing professional labs. We decided to start our own business here in New York (NYC) offering high-end, clean, retouched (dust-free) scans. Check out our website for details: http://sugarhillworks.com
We scan on an Imacon 949 on a quadcore mac with really nice Eizo monitors in our home-based business. (We once had a living room...). We also design and build photographer websites.
So if anybody needs any production advice - scanning, printing, film processing, etc, I can try to help. (And for all those non-DIY'ers out there let me know if you need scanning service!
Dan (& Jenny).