The architect of the transition of the Napolitano family business from a retail monument shop to its modern manifestation is Emanuel “Nele” Napolitano. He is the grandson of Emmanuel, a sculptor working in Italy in the late 19th century, and the son of Peter, the artistic and creative force behind Napolitano Monuments in the early 20th century.
Emanuel established the glass division of the company in 1965 and combined it with the family’s stone business under the name 3-G Inc in 1973. Along with his wife, Nancy, he managed both businesses and was responsible for most of the company’s innovation. Together, they were an inspirational and highly successful leadership team for 3-G Inc.
In 1981, Emanuel purchased J. Kraig Monument, to expand the company’s market outreach. In the early 1990’s, the company expanded further with substantial growth in architectural and interior stone fabrication under the Stonecraft brand.
Today’s renaissance as the ACSENT brand is a natural progression in Emanuel’s vision of transforming the family business from a small monument shop to a cross-disciplined ornamental art studio.
ACSENT our History
3 Generations of Family Tradition in Stone and Glass Work
It goes without saying that people are any organization’s greatest asset. And as the old ad goes, “When your names on the door, you care a lot more.” The Napolitano family’s mission has always been to become the best we can be at what we do and to provide our customers with the highest quality work possible. That has been our family business’s creed and goal since we started in 1915.
Our family takes a great deal of pride in our history and our workmanship. Each member of our organization is highly trained in their area of expertise and has many years of working experience. No job or task is too small for our people and we seek to expand our knowledge and skills everyday. At ACSENT, we enjoy tackling new things and mastering new challenges. Our specialty is that unusual, one of a kind acsent, that nobody wants to work with.
Meet the Members of the ACSENT Family
ACSENT has been family owned and operated for three generations. We started as Napolitano Monument
and over time expanded our talents through 3G Glass and Stonecraft.
Greg brings 40 years of experience to his role as supervisor of ACSENT’s production department. Greg began working in glass fabrication and installation in the late 1970’s and transitioned to stone products in 1981. His experience includes work on many Cincinnati Landmarks including Riverfront Park, Great American Ballfield, The Cincinnati Hotel and the Aronoff Center; as well as projects for many Tri-State builders and designers. Greg’s knowledge and expertise allow him to envision creative solutions for unusual custom or artistic designs in decorative stone, glass and metal works.
Gary heads up the technical and creative design department at ACSENT. He has an engineering degree in civil engineering from UC, as well as experience in architectural and art-related fields. Gary oversees the design process on custom jobs from conception through production. Every project at ACSENT is carefully studied and rendered in CAD shop drawings for the customer’s approval. Each detail is meticulously considered until it satisfies the client’s desires.
Suzanne is a project coordinator for designs involving decorative stone and metal products. Suzanne has 15 years of experience in a broad spectrum of custom design projects. Her main area of focus and expertise is with architectural stone veneer and dimensional stone work for landscapes. She is also very knowledgeable in Memorial Art.
Linda Napolitano Ledermeier
Linda has been working at ACSENT for 40 years and is a project coordinator for designs involving stone, glass and metal products. Linda brings a depth of experience and a broad range of expertise in design, specification and material selection for all types of projects, whether standard or custom-designed. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of Memorial Creation.
Lisa Napolitano Wagner
Design and Production
Lisa has over 25 years experience at ACSENT working on many of our noteworthy projects. Lisa works in our design department with CAD software on stone, glass and metal works. Lisa also helps in our production department, crafting those designs into beautiful works of art. Some of her more unusual projects include engraving on a 7 ton bell for Verdin Bell and etchings on 6′ x 6′ mirrors for Music Hall.
Mary Ellen Conroy
Mary Ellen has over 15 years experience dealing with custom glass projects for architectural and interior applications. Mary Ellen coordinates and manages our production team’s glass repair and installation services for residential and small commercial projects.
Glass Fabrication and Installation
Mike has been with ACSENT for almost four decades. Mike has experience working on many different types of projects involving glass and mirror, including fabrication, installation, manufacturing, service and repair. Being the consummate craftsman, unique and custom work is one of his specialties.
Stone Design and Fabrication
With an education in design and construction, Matt turned to stoneworking in 2005. As ACSENT’s lead stone craftsman, Matt has worked on many diverse types of stonework. From limestone veneer for homes, to cut stone for landscapes, to duplicating stone carvings on historic sites, Matt’s skill is unsurpassed in the industry. For your handcrafted or architectural stone projects, put Matt to the test.
ACSENT on Quality Craftsmanship
Our reputation is based on our many years of experience in our industry, and on our focus on innovation, creativity, high-quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. Thousands of Tri-State customers will attest to the care and attention that our sales associates and staff provide. And our finished works are highly acclaimed by retail and professional clients alike.
Your continued support through your craftsmanship is overwhelming. You are constantly going over and above the call when it comes to working on unique projects for Elder.
You have been a great partner to JCGC. You make a great product and you’re easy to work with.
I wanted to thank you for the very beautiful gift of the limestone relief. It is a beautiful piece of art and you should be very proud.
Thanks very much for sharing your time and talent for the Centennial Award.
Wanted you to see how much we appreciated your work and to let the public know!
Thank you for providing the stones at the Oak Hills UMC. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help. It looks great!
Thank you so much for your design and execution of the memorial stone. We were very pleased.
Thank you so much for my brother’s monument. It is just beautiful. It’s great to see wonderful craftsmanship
Thank you for your time and patience. My sisters and I went through a rough year. Seeing the beautiful stone at the unveiling meant a lot to us. The work that was done was wonderful.
Wanted to let you know the monument turned out beautiful. We had a lot of very positive comments about the design and inscription. People could see how much time and love went into designing it.
On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to thank you. We appreciate the fine service that you provide.
Free Estimates and Consultations for your custom stone, glass and metal project.
ACSENT offers a range of materials and processes you can incorporate into your designs. Etched glass, engraved stone, cast metal, hand-carved statuary and traditional and contemporary ornamental works. Our craftsman and artisan are cross-trained and skilled in various disciplines. ACSENT also has access to studios and craftsman from around the world. Let our courteous staff guide you through your design and material selection process to give you a solution that brings your vision to life.