1899 - DeWitt H. Stern Co., Inc. is founded with offices at 66 Pine Street in New York City.
1904 - 1905 - Appointed agents for Fireman's Fund and Chubb & Son and has maintained these relationships ever since. Establishes reputation for insuring high-net-worth individuals, their assets and businesses.
1921 - Reports claims for an "injured" Cadillac that required replacement of a mud-guard for $56.
1941 - Albert Einstein thanks DeWitt Stern for its care in insuring his violin.
1956 - Pioneers insurance on numismatic and antiquarian book collections, becoming one of the largest brokers of collectibles.
1969 - Places the largest (at that time) life insurance policy in the U.S.
1960s to present - Establishes entertainment practice insuring Broadway theaters and productions such as Hair, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Amadeus, Rent, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Gypsy, God of Carnage, A Steady Rain and more.
1980s to present - Insures musical events for The Backstreet Boys, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, The Village People, The Pussy Cat Dolls, the Country Music Association and more.
2000 to present - Headquartered in New York, DeWitt Stern opens offices in California and Chicago.