Wow! Not sure how to begin my story, but here goes. I have been in search of the perfect, wood fired pizza my entire life. One of the best that I have found was at Tony’s Pizzeria at North beach in San Francisco. But, I have finally found the perfect pizza…in my own back yard! I had planned on building an oven myself with a kit. After realizing that it would cost $3-5000 to do this, I started looking at other options. After doing some homework on manufactured ovens, I called and ordered this oven direct from the manufacturer. It arrived to the West Coast in just a few days, via truck, in perfect condition. There was not any assembly, other than lifting the oven onto the stand, then attach the chimney with 4 screws. You will need at least, 3 strong friends help you lift this beast onto the stand. It is very heavy! I had it fired up and was using it within the hour. I made 4 perfect pizzas the first time using it. I have also made some bread rounds that turned out perfectly. I recommend looking at videos on how to fire up this oven and make pizzas on YouTube. I had ordered an (upgraded) adjustable stand for this unit that arrived separately and later in the week. It had arrived damaged by the freight carrier. I called and talked to Chris directly and he promptly sent replacement parts. This oven is well built, all stainless steel and it is a beauty to look at on the patio, when not in use. Chris is a pleasure to deal with and his customer service goes above and beyond, outstanding!