In the late 1960s, the Baruffi family operated one of the largest interior plastering companies in southern New Jersey. But as drywall was gaining popularity, they could foresee that their interior plastering business would soon be a thing of the past. Beginning in the early seventies, their company began to examine other opportunities to replace their core business.
One of the replacements was a new concept that would revolutionize the plastering industry. It was called EIFS. The EIFS business helped stabilize their company but one of the brothers, Dominick Baruffi, knew they must keep looking for other opportunities to expand their business. He soon found the answer: the company would start building prefabricated curtain wall panels for commercial projects and in 1982 Jersey Panel was formed. Prefabbed steel stud framing and EIFS would be the business of the future.