'Home Town Takeover': Meet Ty Pennington, Jasmine Roth and rest of the guest stars on Erin and Ben Napier's HGTV show
Ben and Erin Napier may be the hosts of the show, but they definitely have a whole lot of expert helping hands
When 'Home Town' hit the screens, fans were thrilled to see Ben and Erin Napier give their hometown, Laurel, Mississippi, a makeover, one property at a time. This time around, they are here to give Wetumpka in Alabama the ultimate facelift in their new show 'Home Town Takeover'.
This includes a wide-scale range of renovations such as restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces, a new farmers’ market and an entire downtown street. While this checklist may overwhelm even seasoned pros, Ben and Erin have plenty of experience after their show 'Home Town'. The couple also has had an extensive background in home renovations before that.
Who are Ben and Erin Napier?
Ben Napier has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and is also a woodworker, while Erin Napier is an artist who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. Both of them graduated from University of Mississippi and met when they were 19 and 21 respectively. Apart from the show, the couple runs three businesses together — a lifestyle brand under the name Laurel Mercantile that they run with two other couples, Scotsman Co which is a furniture brand, and a furniture line with Vaughan-Bassett, all while being TV personalities as well. Scotsman Co happens to be their own brand, which is deeply rooted in the couple's family identity.
"The Napier family heritage is Scottish. We are very proud of that," Ben said in an interview with The Laurel Leader Call. "I wanted to name my furniture shop ‘Napier Company’ originally, but there was another name in the furniture world called ‘Napier Manufacturing.’ I didn’t want any confusion in the off chance that this became something big. So, I landed on Scotsman Co." he explained.
Apart from Ben and Erin who are the hosts of the show, giving 12 structures in Wetumpka, Alabama, a makeover definitely requires more than just one helping hand. Thankfully, when you are part of the HGTV family, friends with home decor expertise are often hosts of popular home makeover shows. Some of the guests featured on this season of 'Home Town Takeover' are....
Tamara Day of 'Bargain Mansions'
Known for her signature 'laid back luxe' style, which is the perfect combination of aesthetically pleasing yet functional, Day is a TV personality, the CEO and founder of Growing Days Home and Growing Days Design, her brand and design firm respectively. Her show, 'Bargain Mansions', sees her flipping homes in the Kansas metro area. The mother of four focuses on giving these homes a much-needed update while retaining their old charm and personality.
Steve Ford of 'Home Again with the Fords'
A licensed contractor and skilled carpenter, Steve enjoys pushing himself creatively. He has worked on a range of properties and concepts over the course of his career, including store and restaurant design, displays and set design for national retail brands, residential renovations and a corporate headquarter restoration.
Wendell Holland of 'Hot Mess House'
A designer with a keen eye for stunning aesthetics, Holland began his career in the most unlikely way. Holland has a BA in International Studies from Morehouse College, and a JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School. However, it wasn't long before he decided to pursue his passion and began designing furniture and even launched his brand Beve Unlimited. He's been a part of HGTV shows such as 'Hot Mess House' and 'Fix My Fail'.
Dave and Jenny Marrs of 'Fixer to Fabulous'
Who better than a couple to help out another couple! 'Fixer to Fabulous's Dave and Jenny Marrs will also be joining the show, seeing that they have plenty of experience when it comes to flipping homes. While Jenny Marrs is all about the design element, her husband Dave Marrs focuses on the craftsmanship. Together, they have flipped a whopping 300 homes.
Ty Pennington of 'Rock the Block'
The Emmy Award-winning host has starred in a wide range of reality shows such as 'Trading Spaces', 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition', 'On the Menu' and 'American Diner Revival'. He has also authored two books, 'Good Design Can Change Your Life' and 'Ty’s Tricks', which is a New York Times Bestseller.
Jasmine Roth of 'Help! I Wrecked My House'
When it comes to working on projects close to home, Roth is the perfect person to have around, seeing that she started her career in construction by taking on the ultimate DIY project — her own home. Roth and her husband bought a property in Huntington Beach.
They planned on overseeing the construction work over the weekends while maintaining full-time jobs. Roth realized soon enough that she had to commit to either her job or the building of her home — she picked the latter. Roth even went on to win the first season of 'Rock the Block', giving her the ultimate bragging rights.
Mina Starsiak Hawk of 'Good Bones'
When it comes to giving a new life to old structures, there is no one like Mina Starsiak Hawk. The host of HGTV's breakout hit show 'Good Bones', Starsiak Hawk along with her mother Karen E Laine are always ready to take on a challenge. She also competed on Season 1 of 'Rock the Block' and proved to be a fan-favorite.
Jon-Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin of 'Sold For Gold'
Another couple duo, it's hard not to love Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin. The real estate and design duo are all about helping families settle into their forever homes while flipping affordable properties into works of art by the use of bold design.
Catch episodes of 'Home Town Takeover' on HGTV on Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT. You can also stream the show on Discovery+.