Portage Marble & Granite History

Portage Marble and Granite was founded in 1919 by Gene Fiocca. For 40 years, the Fiocca Family assisted many families in Portage County with their memorial needs. In 1957, Bud Sachs purchased Portage Marble & Granite from the Fiocca family. He had done much of the sandblasting work for them through the years.

After Bud’s death, his wife Helen managed the operation until she sold it to Tom Buzzi in 1968. Tom Buzzi originally started at North Hill Marble & Granite in Akron working for his grandfather. With his experience in the monument industry, it was an easy transition.

In 1971 Tom hired Larry Conti as a memorial counselor and the two worked diligently to help more and more families.

In 1998, Rock of Ages Corporation from Barre, VT acquired Portage Marble & Granite from Tom Buzzi 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 Portage Marble & Granite.

Larry & Kelly 2016 (1)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 Portage Marble & Granite in 2008, there was no hesitation. With Larry’s daughter, Kelly Adams, leading the daily logistics, Portage Marble & Granite continues the legacy of quality memorials and superior service.

Although changes have taken place over the years, one thing has stayed consistent. Portage 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.