Previously you had made comments that there were three families that were "Famous" (and I believe at the time you yourself were not providing ovens?) You did say however that these were famous and not necessarily that they were in fact either reputable or old.Would you suggest that in fact there are now four reputable oven builders (now including yours and assuming that they are not built by one of the three you mentioned) from Naples?I have heard also of a Mimmo and Michelle (?) and good reports,but I have not researched further as to their families or products.
As I said before, I was mislead in my research for the perfect oven. I was led to believe by a reputable pizzamaker that his ovens and others where he previously worked was made by a third family (this is because he had an interest in selling in the business). I then found out that most of the ovens he mentioned were actually made by one of the original two and that is when I distantiate myself from recommending that person. I also found out that the second one in reality had two branches, of which one was building better ovens.
It was then that I went back to Naples and by was involved in creating a selling channel for one of the two original families. Part of the idea was to create a brand and not going by the family name. As time will go by, and we will continue replacing ovens made by the previous generation of Forno Napoletano' master builder, it will become clearer of many good pizzerias have trusted FN's Master Builder family for many years. My involvement with FN was initially to create and test the mobile model so that it would be available to the clients I was consulting. Fabio was the original Head of the project. As I was dealing with most of the sales myself, it made sense that I took a more prominent role.
Of the two people you are referring to, as far as I know, one is the brother in law of the one I distantiate myself from, and at times they work together and other times they don't. Some of the ovens we have been asked to replace were built allegedly by either of them.
For the record, yesterday I was called by a client of ours (Donna Margherita) that had to replace a previuosly poorly built oven as he was telling me that a person he knew made the same mistake of going to an "imitator" and now wanted Forno Napoletano to replace it....