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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.

Milestones

  • 2018

    The Douglas Stewart Company opens its 4th North American warehouse location in Sarasota, FL.

  • Douglas Stewart EDU
    2017

    The Douglas Stewart Company is awarded title of one of Madison, Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work 2017 by Madison Magazine.

  • 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.

  • The Douglas Stewart Company
    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.

  • Douglas Stewart EDU
    2005

    The DSC expands overseas with establishment of our European subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU.

  • DSC Canada
    2005

    Grand opening of our North American distribution facility in Guelph, Ontario to better service our Canadian education resellers.

  • Education Licensing Online
    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.

  • Cheryl Rosen Weston
    2000

    Cheryl Rosen Weston acquires controlling interest of The Douglas Stewart Company.

  • K-12
    1998

    Establishment of distribution relationships with leading K-12 software publishers The Learning Company and Knowledge Adventures.

  • Communications
    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.

  • Adobe
    1991

    DSC and Adobe Systems Inc. create exclusive education dictribution program.

  • Lotus Development
    1989

    DSC and Lotus Development create the first academically priced software distribution program for college stores and educational resellers.

  • C2ES
    1987

    DSC hosts the 1st Annual C2ES (College Computer and Consumer Electronics Show) in Madison, WI.

  • Calculators
    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.

  • 2018

    The Douglas Stewart Company opens its 4th North American warehouse location in Sarasota, FL.

    Florida
  • 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.

  • 2005

    DSC expands overseas with establishment of our European subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU.

    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.

    Education Licensing Online
  • 1998

    Establishment of distribution relationships with leading K-12 software publishers The Learning Company and Knowledge Adventure.

    K-12
  • 1991

    DSC and Adobe Systems Inc. create exclusive education distribution program.

    Adobe
  • 1987

    DSC hosts the 1st Annual C2ES (College Computer and Consumer Electronics Show) in Madison, WI.

    C2ES
  • 1950

    The Douglas Stewart Company is founded by Mr. Douglas Stewart in Madison, WI to distribute school and dorm supplies to college bookstores.

    The Douglas Stewart Company
  • DSC Canada
    2017

    The Douglas Stewart Company is awarded title of one of Madison, Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work 2017 by Madison Magazine.

  • DSC Canada
    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.

  • DSC Canada
    2005

    Grand opening of our North American distribution facility in Guelph, Ontario to better service our Canadian education resellers.

  • Cheryl Rosen Weston
    2000

    Cheryl Rosen Weston acquires controlling interest of The Douglas Stewart Company.

  • Communications
    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.

  • Lotus Development
    1989

    DSC and Lotus Development create the first academically priced software distribution program for college stores and educational resellers.

  • Calculators
    1975

    The Douglas Stewart Company offers first electronic calculators from Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, and others.