Ben Napier Bio

Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, live and restore homes in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Ben, a woodworker, author and entrepreneur with a degree in history, embraces a passion for preserving and renovating historic homes. In the couple's series, home-buying families benefit from Erin’s design savvy and her imaginative house-portraits as well as Ben's construction expertise, woodworking skills and custom renovations that frequently incorporate local and reclaimed materials. The HGTV hit has also inspired several spinoffs, including Home Town Takeover and Home Town Kickstart. Ben is the past president of Laurel’s Main Street America chapter, dedicated to promoting the rebirth of their historic downtown district. When Ben and Erin aren’t renovating homes for new residents, the couple keeps themselves busy with their two daughters, Helen and Mae — and with operating Laurel Mercantile, a shop in downtown Laurel that specializes in heirloom wares and durable goods made in the United States. Ben also runs Scotsman Co., his woodshop where he builds fine furnishings and wood products using reclaimed materials. Erin and Ben recently expanded their operation to include a factory producing cutting boards and countertops in order to boost the local economy.

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Erin Napier Shares Her Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Details from Season 7 of 'Home Town' 19 Photos

Home Town is full of heartwarming stories, personal connections and a lot of firsts for Ben and Erin. We'll take you inside the re …

15 Sweet Nursery Designs from HGTV Stars 16 Photos

HGTV stars know how to decorate nurseries that are baby-proof and designer-approved.

15 Stellar Design Ideas HGTV Stars Use in Their Own Homes 16 Photos

From paint inspo to chic home hacks, these star-approved decorating ideas will have your space looking HGTV-host worthy.

Everything You Need to Know About Osprey, Erin and Ben Napier's Nonprofit

It's all about creating social media-free communities that allow kids to be kids.

Ben and Erin Napier Take Their 'Home Town Takeover' Talents to Florida

The Home Town hosts announced which small town will get a makeover in Season 3 of Home Town Takeover.

Erin and Ben Napier Open Up About Filming the 100th Episode of 'Home Town'

The home-renovation power couple, based in Laurel, Mississippi, never imagined the show would make it to this milestone.

A Timeline of Erin and Ben Napier's 'Love Week' 17 Photos

There are love stories, and there are love stories. Ben and Erin Napier's falls into the latter category. Here's a sampling of the …

These Special Moments From 'Home Town' Through the Years Will Make You Smile 23 Photos

We're taking a look back at some of our favorite moments, spaces and behind-the-scenes pics from the first seven seasons of HGTV's …

15 Pet-Friendly Home Design Ideas From HGTV Stars 16 Photos

From special doggie spas to kitty jungle gyms, our pets deserve the best — without sacrificing good looks. Here's how to pull it o …

'Home Town Takeover': Where Are They Now?

HGTV revisits the now-thriving small town of Wetumpka, Alabama, in a special follow-up to the hit Home Town spinoff, Home Town Tak …

'Home Town' Update: HGTV Announces Season 8 and More

HGTV's Home Town series has been renewed for a Season 8. We have all the details and the latest on hosts Ben and Erin Napier.

30 Stunning Kitchen Designs From Your Favorite HGTV Stars 31 Photos

We've rounded up some of our all-time favorite kitchens from HGTV's finest. Get ready to be inspired.

Erin Napier's Cost-Effective Kitchen Countertop Trick is So Clever

The soapstone-look countertops are the cherry on top of her English countryside-inspired kitchen design.

Ben and Erin Napier's 1930s Farmhouse Transports Us to the English Countryside 18 Photos

Tour the HGTV power couple's most personal Home Town project yet — their English-country-inspired Mississippi farmhouse.

The Most Beautiful Spaces From 'Home Town Takeover' Season 2 32 Photos

Erin and Ben Napier, alongside Dave and Jenny Marrs and a bevy of other HGTV stars, transformed the small town of Fort Morgan, Col …

Erin and Ben Napier's Best Kitchen Designs 24 Photos

Take a tour of our favorite kitchen remodels from Home Town. Custom cabinetry, backsplashes, reclaimed fixtures and one-of-a-kind …

Stop What You're Doing: Erin & Ben Napier Just Launched a New Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Collection

The HGTV Home Town dream team debuted a new peel-and-stick wallpaper collection with York Wallcoverings.

Erin and Ben Napier’s Very Best Bedroom Designs 31 Photos

With washes of delicate color, handcrafted furniture and cozy linens, the bedrooms Erin and Ben Napier create on Home Town are pic …

How Your Favorite HGTV Power Couples Got Together 9 Photos

Of course, our stars' meet-cutes are nothing but sweet and creative. Ahead, HGTV hosts share how they met their other halves.

Ben Napier Has a Secret Talent on the Set of ‘Home Town’

The Home Town co-host is as much a jokester as he is a woodworker.

Go Behind the Scenes of 'A Christmas Open House' With Ben and Erin Napier

Meet the cast and get all the details on HGTV's new Christmas movie, A Christmas Open House, featuring Home Town hosts Ben and Eri …

Watch: Ben Napier Has the Ultimate Super-Dad Moment in NYC

You’ll get some serious holiday joy after watching Home Town host Ben Napier step up for his daughter, Helen. Even better: We foun …

Erin and Ben Napier Present at the CMA Awards

Tune into ABC at 8/7c to watch Ben and Erin present at the CMA Awards in Nashville. HGTV has all the details — including what Erin …

HGTV Gifts Fans With 2 New Christmas Movies

The festive flicks feature some of our favorite HGTV stars. We have all the details.

'Southern Living' Showcases Erin and Ben Napier's Stunning New Country Home

The Home Town duo recently renovated a weekend home in Laurel, Mississippi. The November issue of Southern Living takes readers in …

Season 2 of 'Home Town Takeover' — Here's What to Expect

Come April 23, Home Town Takeover — featuring Fort Morgan, Colorado — is back and jam-packed with HGTV guest appearances. Ahead: e …

Home Town Kickstart: The Homes 27 Photos

Check out before-and-after pics and amazing home transformations — all in small-town settings — from HGTV's new Home Town spinoff …

HGTV to Expand 'Home Town' Into Multi-Series Franchise

In HGTV's new Home Town spinoff series Home Town Kickstart, Ben and Erin Napier expand their mission beyond their hometown of Laur …

HGTV Stars and 'The Power of the Puppy'

Erin and Ben Napier, Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson are some of the latest HGTV celebs to add some puppy love into their lives. In …

Home Town: First Time's the Charm 52 Photos

Ben and Erin Napier help out Laurel native and friend Jemarcus Ross with the purchase and renovation of his first house — fashioni …

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Ben's Shows + More You Might Like

Home Town

Sunday Nights at 8|7c

Home Town: Ben's Workshop

Now Streaming on Discovery+

Home Town Takeover

Streaming on discovery+

Home Again with the Fords

Streaming Now on Discovey+

Houses With History

Streaming on Discovery+