Starting with Surgery
You'd think this story would with a wood-fired pizza oven but it doesn't. It all began when my doctor told me my heart was weakening at a rapid rate. My heart was pounding out of my chest all the time. I was feeling tired, lightheaded, throbbing neck, and headaches. So I got a non-invasive heart surgery that cured my heart condition. You can watch the video here the hospital made about my heart condition or below.
Pizza Recovery 🍕🍕🍕
While in recovery I had a lot of time to think and make pizza. That's when the idea came to me should make a outdoor pizza oven. I was amazed by Italian brick ovens and their dedication to make a quality pizza ovens. However, through lots of research I found Italian pizza ovens took a lot of money to ship to the US. Even the attempt to make a brick oven took gobs of time and money. I knew there had to be a better way.
The First Prototype
So I teamed up with my father-in-law who has over 40 years of precast and engineering experience to make a prototype oven. We made a working prototype. It wasn't perfect but the first pizza out of that wood fired oven was life changing. It was amazing how a good wood-fired pizza oven made all the difference in the pizza. Shortly after that I started Stone Peak Ovens.
Here is what our ovens look like today.