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Josh Nowell Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Home Town

Ever since Home Town premiered on HGTV on 24 January 2016, viewers have seen the married couple/home reno enthusiasts Ben and Erin Napier restore Southern homes in Laurel, Mississippi. A lot goes into the making of this show and more people are involved in its making than you may think. Including Mike Husers “the floor guy”, there are a few contractors and people like Mallorie and Jim Rasberry, and Josh Nowell.

Josh Nowell, whom we are going to talk about in the rest of the writing, is Ben Napier’s old friend and wood-shop sidekick.

Josh Nowell On HGTV’s Home Town

So you know, Josh Nowell has worked on Ben’s builds for Home Town since the beginning when their woodshop was in the back of an old drugstore building in downtown Laurel. He recalls his favorite build from Season 5 is the cedar shelves for the Moffett House. (The fifth season of Home Town aired from January to April in 2021.)

As per IMDB, Josh has been specially thanked and promotional consideration provided by Home Town for its several episodes.

In a blog published on the internet as “BEN’S WORKSHOP: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JOSH NOWELL” published in August 2021, Josh admitted that his time in the woodshop is limited due to the responsibilities of raising children and operating multiple businesses. And so, when Ben is usually filming 12 hours a day, he is generally working on business operations with their partner Jim Rasberry.

Also appreciating the other partner’s craftmanship, he cited “Ben designs each piece, and Randy preps the wood and gets everything ready for filming. We’re super appreciative of his craftsmanship. I think Randy is a better woodworker than me. He is usually the one who finds the flaw in our designs.”

The only thing is neither of them can be in the woodshop as much as they’d like, Josh shared hinting at their respective family which they also need to attend to.

Josh also co-owns Laurel Mercantile with Ben.

Josh Nowell Job

These days, you will find Josh Nowell’s fingerprint on several of the revitalized historic businesses in downtown Laurel.

For the past 16 years or more, Josh has been the president at Petrolia Land Company. All along he also continued to be the founder/director of, which is a landman cooperative that he designed to fill local jobs with local talent back in 2015.

Then there was also some 14-year-old member/consultant job at Staples, Nowell & Barker, LLC that he persisted, other than strengthing his career as a restaurateur, entrepreneur, and historic real estate developer.

How Much Is Josh Nowell Net Worth?

Josh Nowell reportedly had less than $1.25 million net worth as of February.

Also so you know, during round 2 of the paycheck protection program, Joshua Nowell requested a PPP loan for $20,833 and it got approved in March 2021.

Josh Nowell Wife

Josh Nowell got married to his wife Emily on 9th October 2010. They exchanged their vows in fabulous Southern style with fiddle and guitar playing traditional Irish tunes, Spanish moss hanging from the huge live oak trees, friends and family as delighted as them.

So, Josh met his future bride on a blind date that took place after Josh graduated from Ole Miss and Emily from the University of Southern Miss. They spent the early years of their marriage on the road as traveling landmen and the founders of Petrolia Land Co., until Emily found out that she was expecting. And because the lifestyle they had (They lived in hotels.) did not seem very practical to bring up a baby, they came back to Mississippi to put down roots. Soon, they invested in historic real estate development in Josh’s hometown, Laurel, while restoring a historic house for their growing family to call home.

Josh Nowell with his wife and kids (PIC: Instagram)

Fast forward to today and they have four kids, the youngest Nora, 10 months old, second son Teddy, born fifteen months after their oldest son, Sam. (Of course) there is he a three-year-old girl Irene (all these ages taken as of August 2021).

Josh Nowell Height

Josh Nowell stands below 6 feet tall.

Related FAQsIrene

  • How Old Is Josh Nowell?

Josh Nowell was 39 years old as of February 2022.

  • Does Josh Nowell Still Reside In Laurel, MS?

Yes. Josh continued to live in Laurel, Mississippi, his hometown, as of the time of this writing. He is a very proud native of this place just like his fellows/business partners Mallorie and Jim Rasberry, Ben Napier, we mentioned before, and his wife Emily.

Together, they believe they have revitalized their town of Downtown Laurel, which was once an abandoned site with buildings falling into disrepair, back to life.

Laurel needed help before it became the set for Home Town in 2016.

  • Is Josh Nowell On Instagram?

Yes. Josh could be spotted on Instagram. However, the account @joshuanowell (781 posts and 1,541 followers) was set on private as of 2 February 2022.

Josh’s social media activity could be seen also on his ‘Josh Nowell’ Facebook and Twitter @joshfirstnowell.

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