Along with his wife Erin, Ben Napier is host of the HGTV series Home Town. Ben and Erin specialize in restoring and renovating old and historic homes in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi.
Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, live and restore homes in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Ben, a builder and expert woodworker with a degree in history, and his wife Erin, an artist who started her career in corporate graphic design, embrace a passion for preserving and renovating historic homes. In the series Home Town, home-buying families benefit from Erin’s design savvy, artistic bent 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 spinoff and related series including Home Town Takeover, Home Town Kickstart and Home Town: Ben's Workshop — as well as digital companion series Erin'spired and Talkin' Shop.
The couple, who as newlyweds bought and restored a 1925 Craftsman-style cottage, are also active in a local organization that endeavors to improve and grow the historic downtown district in Laurel. Ben has served as the group's president while Erin uses her graphic design skills to create nostalgic branding and marketing to help celebrate the town's character and inspire the city's rebirth.
When they 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 U.S.A.
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