Ben Napier Biography
Ben Napier is a television personality, craftsman, and builder based in Laurel, Mississippi. He is best known for co-hosting the HGTV show “Home Town” alongside his wife Erin Napier.
Napier and Erin met while they were students at Jones County Junior College prior to enrolling at the University of Mississippi.
Ben Napier Age
Napier was born on September 24, 1983. He is 40 years old as of 2023. He grew up in Laurel.
Ben Napier Height
Napier stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches.
Ben Napier Father
Ben’s father is Bennie Napier, a former pastor, and missionary who now works as a chaplain for a hospice care company.
He credits his father for instilling in him a strong faith and a love for woodworking. Ben learned how to use tools and build furniture from his father, who also taught him how to restore old cars.
Ben Napier Brother
Napier has a younger brother named Jesse Napier, who is also involved in the family business. Jesse works as a project manager for Scotsman Co., Ben’s woodworking shop.
The shop produces custom furniture and home goods. Jesse also helps out with the renovations on Home Town, where he sometimes appears on camera.
Ben Napier Wife
Napier’s wife is named Erin. They got married in 2008. She is a graphic designer and artist. Erin holds a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Mississippi. She is the creative force behind the designs and decorations of the homes they renovate on Home Town.
Erin also co-authored two books with Ben: Make Something Good Today (2018) and Home Town: A Southern Living Guide to Creating a Beautiful Space (2021).
Ben Napier Children
Napier and his wife Erin welcomed their first child, a daughter named Helen, in January 2018. In May 2021, they announced that they were expecting their second child, another girl. She was born in June 2021. They named her Mae after Erin’s grandmother.
Ben Napier HGTV
Napier and Erin landed their own HGTV show Home Town in 2016. The show follows them as they transform rundown houses into dream homes for their clients; while also showcasing the charm and history of Laurel.
Home Town has been a huge hit with viewers, who love the couple’s creative vision. The show is currently in its seventh season, which premiered in January 2023.
Ben Napier Weight Loss
In 2019, Ben surprised fans with his dramatic weight loss. He revealed that he had shed 55 pounds in just six months. He said that he decided to get healthier after becoming a father to Helen, as he wanted to be around for her for a long time.
Napier also said that he had struggled with his weight since childhood and that he was motivated by his wife’s support and encouragement. He changed his diet and exercise habits, cutting out sugar and carbs and working out regularly.
Ben Napier Democrat
Napier is neither a Republican nor Democrat. His political allegiance was made known when he ran for office in 2013. He ran for municipal council in 2013 in Mississippi under the slogan “Big Ben for Small Business.”
Ben Napier Net Worth
Napier and his wife have a combined net worth of around $5 million. They earn money from their HGTV show, their books, their woodworking business, and their online store (Laurel Mercantile Co.).
They also earn from their podcast (Home Town Podcast), their magazine (Home Town Journal), and their endorsements (such as Kilz Paint).