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Olhausen Billiards
www.olhausenbilliards.com / HQ: Portland, Tenn. / Donny Olhausen, founder and CEO: "Our
tables have become known in the industry as the 'Best in Billiards' and I am very proud of that."

South

olhausen billiards continues to look
for ways to further streamline its
manufacturing process.

Pool Sharks

olhausen billiards prides itself on its strong
manufacturing reputation. by janice hoppe-spiers
Brothers Donny and Butch Olhausen's lifelong passion for billiards laid
the foundation for Olhausen Billiards.
The pair founded the company more
than 40 years ago and Donny Olhausen says he now operates the world's
largest pool table manufacturing facility. "Even though our capacity to produce pool tables has greatly increased,
our constant dedication to quality has
not changed," says Donny Olhausen,
founder and CEO. "Every Olhausen
pool table is still built to order."
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onymous with the billiards industry
for more than 70 years, when the
brother's grandfather grew tired of
growing corn in Hartley, Iowa, and
sold the farm to buy a poolroom
in town. Olhausen's father, Jerry,
learned about the billiards industry
from his father before leaving Hartley
for Las Cruces, N.M., where he started
his own billiard sales and service business in 1953.
Both brothers worked for their father while growing up in Las Cruces
and decided to begin their own ven-

ture in 1972 when they moved to San
Diego to start Olhausen Billiards.
Today, Olhausen Billiards operates
out of a 250,000-square-foot facility
in Portland, Tenn., and has manufactured more than 500,000 pool tables.
"Our tables have become known in
the industry as the 'Best in Billiards'
and I am very proud of that," Donny
Olhausen says. "We offer every type
of pool table imaginable from ornate
pieces of furniture to professional
tournament-quality tables."

Vast Selection
Olhausen Billiards has debuted new
pool table models every year since its
inception at the annual Billiard Congress of America's (BCA) International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo.
"Every year we come out with new


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