Faith Guides Ben and Erin Napier in New Hometown Venture

Photo from Erin Napier’s Instagram

Faith Guides Ben and Erin Napier in New Hometown Venture

By Movieguide® Contributor

Ben and Erin Napier of the popular HGTV show HOME TOWN announced the launch of an inspiring new venture to add to their growing family businesses.

In an Instagram post, Erin wrote, “Yesterday we finally announced to the world the launch of Scotsman Manufacturing. This was a tiny dream deep inside @scotsman.co from childhood: sparked the first time he watched Tommy Boy… Stay tuned as we build something amazing, something bigger than butcher block cutting boards and countertops. “

The Napiers are determined to revive local businesses through their own work and Scotsman Manufacturing helps bring to life something that was planted in Ben’s heart when he was a child.

In an interview with High Point Market, Ben shares, “While I was in high school in Reidsville, North Carolina my family would drive through furniture factory towns on our way to the mountains. The memory of seeing shuttered plants and hearing how the loss of a major employer had decimated families made a lasting impression on me that’s why Erin and I have focused our lives on building up our hometown of Laurel, Mississippi.”

Ben and Erin’s show HOME TOWN was the highest rated pilot in HGTV history and follows the couple as they work with homeowners in Laurel, Mississippi to renovate recently purchased homes. The two have a gift for finding diamonds in the rough and imparting not just a sense of style that matches the personalities of their clients but also the love they have for each other and their family, which is founded in their Christian faith.

Ben is the son of two Methodist ministers and was serving as the pastor of Laurel First United Methodist Church until he resigned after God called him to devote time to his family businesses.

In an appearance at Liberty University, Erin said transforming the houses “reflect the way human lives are rebuilt through Christ salvation. ‘The real joy and honor in what we do is the fact that we get to show an example to the world. We take a broken thing, a house that’s soggy and rotten, that’s a little like us and we see examples of restoration and redemption in the end.’”