HGTV has introduced many reality power couples throughout the years. This includes Ben and Erin Napier from the show Home Town, where they work together to renovate properties in Laurel, Mississippi. Their series is one of the most beloved in the home improvement category. As of 2022, Ben and Erin Napier have a net worth of $5 million.
Both reality stars are originally from Laurel, Mississippi, but Ben moved around a lot because his dad is a pastor. Erin’s mom is a realtor, and her dad is a physical therapist. Ben was born on September 24, 1983, while Erin was born on August 30, 1985.
They started dating during their college days at the University of Mississippi. Erin studied graphic design, and Ben got a bachelor’s degree in history.
Erin was also a design editor for their school’s yearbook. She first met the love of her life while writing a story about Ben. They got along and eventually tied the knot.
Early Career and Marriage
After graduating and getting married, the young couple didn’t immediately move to Laurel. New York, Birmingham, Memphis, and Nashville were some of the places they considered settling in.
But ultimately, they went back to their hometown. There, Ben tried his hand at woodworking and craftsmanship. His life partner got to use her degree by working as a corporate graphic designer.
Later on, Erin also helped with some of her husband’s projects at their local store, Laurel Mercantile Co. They revitalized a gorgeous 1925 craftsman cottage, which was featured in Southern Weddings Magazine in 2014.
Erin gained a massive online following after their work went public. Little did she know that a HGTV producer was following her on social media. One day, she woke up with an invitation email for them to star in a reality show.
In 2017, Home Town started airing on HGTV. It documented the husband and wife’s ventures of fixing houses in their area. This became a hit, which led to several spinoff series, including “Home Town: Ben’s Workshop” and “Home Town Takeover.”
Though some people question how real their program is, Home Town is not a fake show. It’s evident from Erin’s eye for design and Ben’s experience with woodworking.
Net Worth and Earnings
The main Home Town series has had five successful seasons to date. It’s currently recognized as one of the most popular home restoration shows on HGTV. With this, Ben and Erin are reportedly making $30,000 per episode.
Apart from their television endeavors, the Napier’s earn an income from their Laurel Mercantile shop, which sells home appliances and decors. They also operate the Scotsman General Store. These businesses are a big factor in their $4 million fortune.
Ben and Erin Napier married in 2008. They are raising two children, Helen and Mae, in their iconic craftsman cottage at Laurel. However, their lives weren’t always easygoing. In 2014, Erin was diagnosed with a perforated appendix, and she still shows some symptoms of the illness today.