North Hill Marble & Granite History
Gaetano Buzzi founded North Hill Marble & Granite in Akron’s North Hill area in 1918. In the 1930’s, his sons Vince and Paul Buzzi took control of the operations. As the generations continued their succession, North Hill Marble and Granite continued to operate with the same commitment to service and excellence started by Gaetano Buzzi.
In 1998, Rock of Ages Corporation from Barre, VT acquired North Hill Marble and Granite in their quest to build the Rock of Ages brand through memorial retailers. During that ten year time frame, Rock of Ages assigned Larry Conti with the responsibility of managing several locations in northern Ohio, including North Hill Marble and Granite. Larry Conti had been serving area families with their memorial needs alongside the Buzzi family since 1971.
In 2008, Rock of Ages changed their focus and turned many of their operations back over to the families that were managing them. When the opportunity arose for Larry Conti to purchase North Hill Marble & Granite in 2008, there was no hesitation.
Currently, Kristin Buzzi-Feora is the manager and 4th generation of the Buzzi family to help Summit County families at North Hill Marble and Granite. With Larry’s daughter, Kelly Adams, leading the daily logistics, North Hill Marble & Granite continues the Buzzi legacy of quality memorials and superior service.
Although changes have taken place over the years, one thing has stayed consistent. North Hill Marble & Granite has always provided the finest quality of granite. We carry a wide selection of granite colors to choose from and specialize in crafting the most unique memorials. Our services include crafting mausoleums, memorials such as monuments, slants, and markers, bronze markers, inscriptions, memorial cleaning and offering a perpetual warranty. We remain dedicated to serving the community the highest grades of granite at the most affordable price.