About Us

A family owned memorials business
In 1995, after large corporations started purchasing monument companies in Northeast Ohio, Ken Noon decided to open their own family-owned memorial business, Summit Memorials.

With more than 75 years of combined experience, they began manufacturing hand hewn yard stones in Noon’s garage. Three years later they were in the monument business, operating from a new location at 140 W. Wilbeth Road in Akron, where their main shop is still located.

Summit Memorials is the only local monument company in the City of Akron that produces granite memorials with the carving done on site. “We believe that memorials should be personalized to reflect the life of the deceased – to tell a story,” says Noon. “99% of our memorials are customized designs.” After determining the wishes of the client, Noon produces several renderings and the final selection is carved onto the stone by Tom Wise, “the best sandblaster in the industry,” according to Noon. Clients can watch their monuments being manufactured and have total control from initial selection of the stone to the installation at the cemetery. Custom design is included in the cost of the monument. Summit monuments are manufactured from granite shipped from quarries from all over the world.

Summit Memorials is one of the few remaining family-owned monument makers in the country.

A FEW SPECIAL FRIENDS

Floppy eared ones included
Our staff also includes a few special furry friends. Any day of the year you can find them roaming the shop or parking lot begging for a treat or just a simple pat on the head. They also seem to understand the sensitive nature of what we do and help to put a smile on your face when you visit us.

Gloria


Gloria was known as the “Old Lady”. She would greet our visitors and do her best to make them smile. Gloria passed in 2011.

Mama Dog


We are sad to announce that we lost Mama Dog in an accident in October 2012. She brought many smiles to many people. We will miss you girl.

Duke


Duke was a big baby with a big love for people. He loved to “guard” our shop and wag his tale. Duke passed in 2015.

Duchess

TESTIMONIALS

What our customers say about us

I wanted you to know how pleased I am in choosing Summit Memorials for the memorial marker for my mother. I want to compliment Barbara on her knowledge, kindness, understanding, and her listening skills. I have recommended Barbara and your company to several of my friends. In today’s world it is hard to fin d a company with such wonderful customer service.

– Barbara Jones

I want to let you know how very pleased the family is with the kindness, monuments and customer service you show all your customers. We were impressed with the speed in which you got the monuments done and placed in the cemeteries. The tiger was perfect and a pleasure to visit. I know Tony would have been so pleased. We recommend you to everyone that needs a grave marker. Thank you so much fo being so kind at this tough time of our lives. I appreciate all that you have done for us.
– Alice Sica
You’re very nice to work with! Your honesty, generosity, and true compassion are and forever will be appreciated.. My son’s stone is beautiful and we have received many compliments. He gets alot of visitors and the stone is truly one of a kind just like Nathan was. Now when I visit him I have a marker that helps me fel the pride that I felt with all Nathan’s acknowledgements while he was with us. Thank you so Much.
– Edie Deyarmin
I am a co-worker of Lillian Woodard. I went to see the monument last Friday that you made for Heather, what a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. And what a generous, wonderful thing to donate to such a deserving people. I just wanted to tell you that many people truly appreciate your work and gift.
– Julie Sisco
Just a quick note. Marty and I were back in Akron in August for my 50th High School Class reunion. We were able to visit the Rose Hill Cemetery and wanted to let you know we were very pleases with the stone you helped us create for Randy. Thanks again. It was a pleasure dealing with you and your company.
– Marty Tackovich
The monument is exactly is exactly what my family hoped it would be. Everyone is in awe of the beauty of the stone and the design. I appreciate not feeling pressured to make a quick decision regarding its completion. Ken was vey accommodating by allowing us to be part of the design process. I wish you all continued success.
– Beverly Ely
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the you have done for me. My great grandmother’s head stone is beautiful. It’s everything I wanted for her. You do right by people and God will Bless you now and forever more especially. You’re the greatest and I would refer you whole heartedly!
– Christie Drabeck

When Honor, Remembrance & Love matter most, Summit Memorials should be your first and last choice.

Let's work together. Design your Memorial Today.

Address
140 W Wilbeth Rd
Akron, Ohio

- Special Work for Special People -

(330) 773-2385

Email
summitmemorial@rrbiznet.com

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Address
140 W Wilbeth Rd., Akron, Ohio

Email
summitmemorial@rrbiznet.com

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