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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'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 and Food Network guest appe …

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 …

8 Things You Might Not Know About Ben Napier

For starters, he's taller than you might think.

Home Town Takeover: The Homes 34 Photos

Home Town heroes Erin and Ben Napier take their home restoration skills on the road -- to the scenic Southern town of Wetumpka, Al …

The 'Home Town' Family Is Growing!

In a very special episode of Home Town, Erin and Ben Napier announce that they're expecting another baby! Get the news from Erin h …

New Series 'Home Town Takeover' Brings Ben and Erin Napier to Wetumpka, Alabama for a Spectacular Whole-Town Makeover

The Napiers and several other familiar faces put their skills to work for the small town.

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

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

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Ben's Shows + More You Might Like

Home Town

All new January 7 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+