Our History The Douglas Stewart Company was founded by Mr. Douglas Stewart, former manager of the University Bookstore at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Mr. Stewart established his own distribution company in 1950 to help college bookstores source products to meet the unique needs of faculty, administrators, and students.
Since its inception, The Douglas Stewart Company has been a leader in introducing technology to the education market and providing value-added services to resellers and vendor partners. From its role as the first distributor to introduce electronic calculators to campus bookstores, to creating the first academically-priced software distribution program for college stores and academic resellers, The Douglas Stewart Company strives to continuously innovate on behalf of its customers.
Today, The Douglas Stewart Company serves more than 4,500 college bookstores, academic computing centers, and value-added resellers across both higher education and K-12.
2018 The Douglas Stewart Company opens its 4th North American warehouse location in Sarasota, FL.
2017 The Douglas Stewart Company is awarded title of one of Madison, Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work 2017 by Madison Magazine and proudly retains that honor through 2021 and counting.
2016 The Douglas Stewart Company rebrands its core values, mission, and vision statements to reflect its dedication to its partners and emphasis within the education market. We are: Education focused. Relationship driven.
2015 Chief Operating Officer since 2008, Chuck Hulan acquires The Douglas Stewart Company as President and CEO along with Robert Bernier, COO; and Peter Collins, CFO.
2005 Grand opening of our North American distribution facility in Guelph, Ontario to better service our Canadian education resellers.
2005 DSC expands overseas with establishment of our European subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU.
2002 Launch of Education Licensing Online (ELO), a service of dstewart.com that allows resellers to send software licensing quotes to their customers and place licensing orders online.
2000 Cheryl Rosen Weston acquires controlling interest of The Douglas Stewart Company.
1998 Establishment of distribution relationships with leading K-12 software publishers The Learning Company and Knowledge Adventure.
1997 Establishment of dstewart.com, a secure website for communications to our resellers and completion of a warehouse expansion project which adds 32,000 square feet of storage space.
1991 DSC and Adobe Systems Inc. create exclusive education distribution program.
1989 DSC and Lotus Development create the first academically priced software distribution program for college stores and educational resellers.
1987 DSC hosts the 1st Annual C2ES (College Computer and Consumer Electronics Show) in Madison, WI.
1975 The Douglas Stewart Company offers first electronic calculators from Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, and others.
1950 The Douglas Stewart Company is founded by Mr. Douglas Stewart in Madison, WI to distribute school and dorm supplies to college bookstores.