Ben Napier Bio

Learn more about Ben Napier, host of HGTV's Home Town.

Ben Napier, host of HGTV's Home Town

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Ben Napier, host of HGTV's Home Town

Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, live and restore homes in a small town in Mississippi. Erin, an artist who started her career in corporate graphic design, and Ben, a woodworker with a degree in history, embrace a passion for renovating historic homes. During the series, the home-buying families benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials.  

The couple, who as newlyweds bought and restored a 1925 Craftsman-style cottage, are involved in a local organization that strives to improve and grow the historic downtown district in which they reside. Ben has served as president of the group, and Erin uses her graphic design skills to create nostalgic branding and marketing to inspire the city’s rebirth.  

When they aren’t renovating homes for new residents, the couple keeps themselves busy with their four best friends operating a shop that sells heirloom wares and durable goods made in the U.S.A.

More from Ben Napier

Talkin' Shop 6 Videos

Talkin' Shop features Home Town’s Ben Napier and HGTV’s Jason Pickens in a fun digital series that brings comic-relief to the wood shop.
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Ben Napier and J Pickens’ Budding Bromance is Revealed in 'Talkin’ Shop'

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Home Town News

Home Town: From the Big Apple to the Little Catfish 46 Photos

Ben and Erin Napier help a surgeon and his wife, moving back to Laurel from New York City, design an amazing family home while pay …

Home Town: Cabin Song 45 Photos

Erin and Ben Napier help a Laurel native, now a musician and music producer in Nashville, restore a cherished but deteriorating ca …

Home Town: The Colors of Hope 41 Photos

In a special project that enhances a neighborhood while giving back to a community, Ben and Erin help Laurel natives Mike and Lisa …

Home Town: A New Beginning and a Classic Mansion Reborn 37 Photos

Erin and Ben Napier help a long-time friend with a special personal connection craft the perfect home for her new family and the s …

Ben and Erin Napier Are Back in HGTV's 'Home Town' Season Five Dec 7, 2020

The hit series Home Town returns to HGTV with new episodes starting January 3. And we've got more Home Town news too!

'Home Town' House Renovated in Series First Season Is Up for Sale Oct 22, 2020

Revisit the suburban split-level ranch — now available for purchase — that Erin and Ben Napier transformed into an upscale neighbo …

Ben and Erin Napier Announce the Town Selected for New HGTV Series 'Home Town Takeover' Jul 7, 2020

Get ready for your closeup, Wetumpka, Alabama. Home Town's Erin and Ben Napier just announced that they will be shooting a new ren …

'Home Town' Season Five Is Headed Your Way in 2021 Jun 8, 2020

Just announced! Home Town heroes Ben and Erin Napier will be back in 2021 for a fifth season of HGTV's hit series Home Town with 1 …

Home Town: Gone Coastal 60 Photos

Erin and Ben help Laurel newcomers Mike and Gwen transform a plain, post-WWII brick home, giving it a distinctive and vibrant new …

45 Incredible Living Room Makeovers From Your Favorite HGTV Shows 90 Photos

Reimagine your space with inspiration from some of our stars’ most jaw-dropping before-and-afters. These beauties are proof positi …

Home Town: A Southern Dream in Shades of Blue 52 Photos

In a project of ambitious scale, Ben and Erin Napier help a couple re-imagine a family home they won't soon outgrow -- creating br …

Home Town: A Bachelor's Paradise 52 Photos

A well-travelled bachelor, and long-time friend of Ben and Erin, is coming back home to Laurel where his family has lived for five …

50 Dreamy Bedroom Designs From HGTV Stars 50 Photos

Now this is what we call beauty sleep. Be inspired by some of our favorite bedroom looks dreamed up by HGTV's design pros.

Home Town: A Home Away From Home 39 Photos

A couple wants a vacation home in Laurel that's big enough to entertain — but easy and manageable to maintain. Ben and Erin help t …

Go Inside the Designs of Erin Napier in the Second Season of HGTV's 'Erin'spired' Mar 2, 2020

In the latest installments of Home Town's digital companion series Erin'spired, Erin Napier offers insider insights on the designs …

Life's a Porch: Great Porch Transformations from HGTV's 'Home Town' 25 Photos

HGTV's Home Town is quintessentially Southern, and there's essentially nothing more Southern than a classic porch. Here's a collec …

Home Town: The Sky's the Limit 53 Photos

In a stretch from their usual frugal approach to renovation, Ben and Erin are thrilled — and a bit anxious — when a Laurel newcome …

Home Town: Saving Jena's Childhood Home 71 Photos

Erin and Ben face one of their bigger challenges, resurrecting a young student's family home located in a Laurel neighborhood that …

Fans Hungry for More 'Home Town' Get a Double Helping Feb 7, 2020

By popular demand, HGTV brings ‘Home Town’ fans a two-for-one special for two weeks only. Here are some reasons why fans can't get …

Home Town: The Church House 50 Photos

Ben and Erin help a local minister and his wife reimagine and reinvent their current home, transforming it to better accommodate t …

Home Town: The Littlest House in Laurel 44 Photos

Erin and Ben remake a long-vacant and crumbling property to create a country cottage that, though small, is a welcoming abode with …

Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi by Way of LA 55 Photos

A Hollywood TV actor and his wife purchase a run-down Craftsman home in Laurel and lovingly restore it with help from Erin and Ben …

Ben and Erin Napier Take 'Home Town' on the Road In a New HGTV Series May 28, 2020

HGTV is launching a nationwide call to find towns that could use some of the 'Home Town' touch. It's all part of an ambitious new …

Erin Napier Shares the Details of Her Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation Jul 10, 2019

At long last, Erin has the kitchen of her dreams — and she’s bringing us on a walk-through of what it took to get there.

Home Town: An Eclectic Stunner Fit for an Artist 20 Photos

Erin and Ben turned an old Craftsman with no personality into the perfect eclectic, cozy home for an artist and her son in Laurel, …

Home Town: A Bungalow in Blue 73 Photos

Erin and Ben fashion a special home for a very special citizen of Laurel, revitalizing a long-neglected 1920s bungalow into a char …

Home Town: A Bright, Elegant Cottage and a Long-Awaited Homecoming 75 Photos

Ben and Erin Napier help a former Laurel, Mississippi resident, returning home after more than 30 years away, convert a small vint …

'Home Town' Season Four Is Coming Your Way in 2020 Mar 13, 2019

It's official. Ben and Erin Napier -- denizens of that charmingly Southern town of Laurel, Mississippi, and purveyors of historic …

Home Town: A Craftsman Cottage for Canadian Expats 64 Photos

Peggy and Patrick are interested in relocating from the Great White North to the deep South — and searching for a vacation home wh …

Our Favorite Before-and-Afters From HGTV Stars 40 Photos

We can’t stop thinking about these feats of design genius. Bravo, Team HGTV!

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Erin Napier Bio

Learn more about Erin Napier, host of HGTV's Home Town.

Ben and Erin Napier Share Their Kitchen Hacks

As a preview to the tricks you'll see in the newest season of the show, Home Town stars Ben and Erin Napier walked us through the hacks they used in their own kitchen.

8 Things You Might Not Know About Ben Napier

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Ben and Erin Napier's Relationship With Their Daughter Is the Sweetest

Their Instagrams are full of adorable parenting moments while keeping their daughter, Helen's, privacy intact.

Ben and Erin Napier Return with Season 2 of Home Town

Erin and Ben Napier stole our hearts in 2016 with the debut of Home Town. The duo is back to do it again on Monday, January 8 at 9pm|8c.

Home Town's Ben and Erin Napier Reveal Their Latest, Greatest Addition

Laurel, Mississippi — the famously small-town setting for HGTV's hit series Home Town — has a population of only about 18,000, so practically no new citizen is likely to go unnoticed. But one new resident in particular is certain to grab the attention of folks well beyond the town's city limits.

Ben and Erin Napier Are Back in HGTV's 'Home Town' Season Five

The hit series Home Town returns to HGTV with new episodes starting January 3. And we've got more Home Town news too!

Ben Napier Opens Up About His Health and Life With Baby Helen

With another season of Home Town under his belt (and Season 4 on the way!) and Erin and baby Helen at his side, the HGTV star and dedicated family man opens up to us about the ways he’s making sure he’ll be around for a long, long time.

HGTV’s Ben Napier and J Pickens’ Budding Bromance is Revealed in Talkin’ Shop

Ladies and gents, it seems the way to a man’s heart is through his wood shop.

Ben and Erin Napier Are Back in a New Season of HGTV's 'Home Town'

Proud Mississippi natives Erin and Ben are back for a third season of 'Home Town' doing what they do best: rehabbing and restoring the old, neglected and historic homes in their tiny hamlet of Laurel -- and bringing loads of love to the process of making their own hometown the best place that it can be.


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