Absolutely perfect answer. Your going to eventually need to work on the Smokefire for maintenance. As you assemble it you will learn almost everything you would need about replacing parts that will need to be replaced or serviced.I agree with rest, assemble yourself. Also makes it easier to fix things later as you have better understanding of how the grill goes together. It’s not too bad if take time and follow the directions. You don need a second person to help stand it up when done.