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Yet another satisfied customer from November 2017!

Thanks to Mark and Jim at scroungers paradise. I remodeled my kitchen and put in a new floor and countertops, I got all the wood at SP and saved a ton. Where else in town can you buy Brazilian Ipe (floor). Or Brazilian cherry (counter top)? Awnser you can't. It cost less than 200$ for the counter top wood. Thanks again.

Chris Coleman
Asheville, NC

Choosing the right materials can be scary - we know. Relax. Mark has the experience, connections and style to bring your vision to life – on schedule and on budget. 

Mark travels internationally to secure you the finest and most unique natural materials available, at a fraction of the cost.  Please go to our testimonials to read the experiences of those that have ventured into Scroungers Paradise.


Scrounger's Paradise

Where high class goods from all over the world - are always a deal

Over the years Scroungers Paradise has become a landmark business in Asheville, North Carolina and is THE place to go for Homeowners, Contractors, Re modelers, Furniture Makers and Do It Yourself folks. It is also an attraction for Artists, Antique Collectors and Decorators looking for rare and unusual items for their clients.
The owner, Mark Olivari was born in Kobe, Japan to parents in the Argentine Diplomatic Corp and has traveled the world in search of rare and unusual items to put on display. Mark is also an artist known as the "Cosmic Doodler" and in his travels has taught art and coloring to children throughout South America.
In addition Mark is an expert in exotic wood as you will see in the photos showing Beautiful slabs of hardwood such as Ipe, Brazilian Cherry,Cachichira Chestnut,Tigerwood, Brazilian Satinwood, Bolivian Rosewood (Morado), Garapa, Cumaru, Mahogany and more.

About Us

“I’ve worked with interior designers before and always felt almost satisfied. With Mark, I was thrilled – the colors are gorgeous, the tile is beautiful and easy to clean – I feel great just being in my new kitchen. I couldn’t be happier!”


Jill Smithwick,

Saluda, NC

What Clients Say About Us

“Mark absolutely nailed it! I told them what I wanted, told them how much I had to spend and they came back with a stunning proposal. I won’t go anywhere else.


Harvey Hill,

Asheville, NC