The Pair Were First Discovered by HGTV Through an Article Published on Their Home
Erin and Ben had just finished renovating their first home in 2012 after moving in together. Erin had loved the house ever since she was a little girl, and after telling the owner they would love to buy it if they ever decided to sell, they got a call a few weeks later asking if they seriously wanted the house. They jumped at the chance, then renovated it into their dream home.
A few years later in 2014, Southern Weddings published photos of the couple's home online, and a month after that, HGTV contacted them and asked if they had ever thought about doing TV. Erin explained in a blog post on Laurel Mercantile that "it felt like an affirmation." Home Town is now airing its fifth season on HGTV.