Choosing to support LMCo. means you're supporting American manufacturing and the towns across the country that depend on it. We hope that you love each thoughtfully curated item. Come see us in Laurel soon.
no matter how far,
Erin & Ben Napier
In 1901, the Laurel Mercantile Co. opened in downtown Laurel and was a bastion of commerce in our city, supplying dry goods and work wares until the 1930s. As industry changed, so did the needs and eventually the doors closed. Many decades have passed and “The City Beautiful” is seeing a revival as a haven for entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. In 2016 a partnership was formed between the Napiers, Nowells and Rasberrys, 3 couples made up of family and long-time best friends. They used their combined expertise in history, design, historic preservation, organizational management, finance and accounting to reopen Laurel’s bygone hometown store. The doors of the new Laurel Mercantile Co. opened on Front Street in December 2016, not long after HGTV's Home Town began filming Season 2.
In 2018, the group expanded with a second retail location in Laurel with the addition of the Scotsman General Store & Ben's Woodshop.
LMCo. is the only place to find the brand's signature collection of American-made heirloom wares and durable goods for home and life, and LMCo.’s flagship label, Scotsman Co., featuring Ben’s handmade woodworkings and gentlemen’s workwear.
Thank you for supporting our framily's dream. We appreciate this incredible opportunity we've been given and hope that our story, Laurel's story, brings inspiration and pride to folks and small towns all across the USA. If you get the chance to come visit us in person, we'd sure love to have you and please don't hesitate to reach out to our amazing team if you have any questions. - Erin & Ben Napier, Emily & Josh Nowell, Mallorie & Jim Rasberry