The only problem is that your Phil Wood hubs require freewheels. Quality freewheels are getting very hard to find, are available in limited cog ranges and absolutely no one makes a 9-speed freewheel.
Phil Wood still offers freewheel rear hubs at $140 (hub only) but these have all the drawbacks I mentioned above.
Phil Wood does make freehubs splined for Shimano cassettes. The drawback is these things cost $360 just for the hub!
LX or XT hubs will last an extremely long time if given even a slight amount of care, can be maintained by anybody, their cost is very reasonable and they take a huge range of readily available cassettes.