O&H Danish Bakery

A family tradition since 1949

O&H Danish Bakery is a premium supplier of authentic Danish bakery, particularly Danish Kringle aka Wisconsin’s official pastry. O&H was established in 1949 in Racine by Christian Olesen and Harvey Holtz. Over time, the family worked hard to build the bakery business and taught the next generations to respect and honor family principles with everything they bake and do.

Their success is proven through continued increases in sales volume. In 2013, Eric Olesen, the primary owner, decided to establish a flagship location to consolidate production and office operations under one roof. Having a strong history tied to Racine, they wanted to stay local to support the community.

RCEDC's Involvement Throughout the Years

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Village of Mount Pleasant approves financial assistance to O&H to establish manufacturing, operations, and retail in the community. WEDC also provides tax credits to facilitate expansion


O&H purchases 5910 Washington Ave, a former car dealership, accessing loan funds through BLP

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O&H introduced RCEDC to My Bread Bakery to assist the company in its move from Illinois to Racine


Annually O&H sends employees to RCEDC’s leadership training program, Living As A Leader

O&H Construction

RCEDC helped us through a 3-year project of expansion by staying ahead of the process and being there for us through each step. RCEDC’s staff was very responsive and supportive since the start of the project until the end.

Peter Olesen

4th generation co-owner