About Merkrete

Variance Specialty Finishes is a brand of Parex USA, Inc., the largest stucco/EIFS manufacturer in the US, operating manufacturing facilities across the U.S. Together, these resources strengthen the Variance commitment to being the single, most complete source of decorative wall finishes in the United States.


We've simplified this mission into a simple slogan that reminds us all of what Variance is all about: Superior quality is the solution!


As Parex USA moves into the future, they are empowered by a corporate philosophy based on five core values:


Customer Focused
"At Parex USA we listen to our customers and partners, to continuously improve our products and services."


"Customer feedback and innovation are essential to developing new products and services. Challenging the conventional is key to our future."


Team Spirit
"Shared global expertise and relationships produce a team atmosphere and commonality that are recognized by all employees."


Operational Excellence
"We strive for superior performance beyond the expectations of our customers. We constantly look for ways to improve processes and continue to have the courage to pursue new ideas.


Results Oriented
"We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and results. Our objectives to continuously grow and improve are clearly set and all employees are committed to this goal."


United in a solid commitment to these values, has established Parex USA as one of North America's most respected suppliers of EIFS, Stucco Solutions, and tile and stone installation systems.


Parex USA brands include: Parex®, LaHabra®, El Rey®, Merlex®, Vero®, Teifs™ and Merkrete®.