FAQs

General Inquires

I want to work for Laurel Mercantile! How can I apply?

Visit our application page on our Careers page to find out more.

Do you want to buy my used and vintage items to sell in the Mercantile?

Because of supply and demand, we do not typically buy individual items for sale in our store. If you have a large collection of a unique vintage item and you’d like for us to take a look, please inquire on our Contact page.

Are you interested in selling the cool thing that I make?

Possibly. If you’d like for us to take a look, inquire on our Contact page.

Do you accept returns?

Yes, we accept returns for up to 30 days after purchase. Click here to visit our Returns and Exchanges page where you can start a return.

Do you ship internationally?

We are currently only shipping within the United States.

Do you still make wedding invitations?

Because of intense schedule demands, Erin is not offering custom wedding stationery at this time. But you never know, as the seasons of life change, her first love for paper design might come back around some day! In the meantime, Erin recommends the beautiful work of Linen and Leaf and Hello Tenfold.

What year/model is Josh's truck that's parked at the Mercantile?

1953 Chevy 3/4 Ton Longbed

Do y'all have any more of those Lindsey Wagon ornaments?

The Lindsey Wagons were the 2016 limited edition ornament and are all gone, but watch for next Christmas when we will have a brand new ornament for your collection!

My online order is wrong, help!

No worries! Visit our Returns and Exchanges page for more information.

Are your vintage quilts standard sizes?

Each of our quilts are truly vintage and stitched by hand, so sizes vary from quilt to quilt.

Can Ben build me a custom piece of furniture?

Because of intense schedule demands, Ben can only take on a very limited number of custom builds per year. Please visit the Contact page to inquire.

Do Erin & Ben work in the store?

Sometimes, if their schedule allows, you can find Ben and Erin working at the Laurel Mercantile Co. on Front Street.

How are the owners of LMCo. Connected?

Erin and Ben fell in love in college and have been attached at the hip ever since. Erin and Mallorie were roommates at Ole Miss, and Erin introduced her to her cousin, Jim and soon they were married. Erin and Josh were high school friends, then Ben and Josh were roommates at Ole Miss, and after graduation Josh and Emily met and married and she was brought into the fold. They all renovated lofts in downtown Laurel and were next door neighbors, so it’s like college never really ended. They all owned and operated national and international businesses in downtown Laurel, and soon bought and renovated historic homes in the neighboring historic district. They have the same passions for historic preservation, small town living, Americana, and eclectic, traditional home design, so it was a natural decision as best friends and family to open the Laurel Mercantile Co. together.

What is "Scotsman"?

Ben is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and so when his furniture building hobby turned into a business, he named it Scotsman Co.


Erin & Ben

Can Erin & Ben renovate my house?

Because of intense schedule demands, Erin and Ben cannot take on home design work outside of the show. However, if you’re interested in being featured on Home Town for a home renovation in Laurel or the surrounding area, we would love to hear from you! Please email hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com.

What paints are used in Erin and Ben's home?

The walls in our home are all Sherwin Williams Dover White (eggshell) with Dover White gloss trim, with the exception of the entryway which is Java (eggshell) by Eddie Bauer, and the hallway which is Nantucket Gray by Benjamin Moore (eggshell).

Is Ben really that tall?

He’s 6’6″!

Are Erin and Mallorie sisters?

Mallorie and Erin are not sisters, but they were roommates and best friends at Ole Miss. Mallorie is married to Erin’s first cousin, Jim, which explains why she has Erin’s maiden name.

Can you post about my product on twitter/facebook/instagram?

To inquire about endorsements from Erin and Ben or the Laurel Mercantile Co., please inquire on the Contact page.

Just how many old cars do Erin and Ben have?

Old cars and old houses are like time machines: when loved and taken care of, they connect us to the past in a way few things can. Erin and Ben’s cars (currently) include:

1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup
1988 Grand Wagoneer
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1983 Chevrolet Suburban

Do you offer design consultation?

Because of intense schedule demands, Erin and Ben cannot take on home design work outside of the show. However, if you’re interested in being featured on Home Town for a home renovation in Laurel or the surrounding area, we would love to hear from you! Please email hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com.

Will you come speak at my event?

For speaking and appearance opportunities, please inquire on our Contact page.

We are coming to visit Laurel! What all should we do?

Erin and Ben have created an interactive map of their favorite spots in our hometown that you can visit here: http://tinyurl.com/ilovelaurel
Other resources for all things Laurel and Jones County tourism are Laurel Main Street (the organizers and ambassadors of downtown Laurel) and the Economic Development Authority (a great resource for exploring the greater Jones County area).

Home Town on HGTV

When does Season 1 premiere?

Season 1 premieres on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 pm est | 9 pm cst on HGTV following Fixer Upper. Visit the official show website here, and follow Erin and Ben’s instagram accounts to be the first to know when something newsworthy happens!

I want to be on Home Town! How can I apply?

If you’re interested in being featured on Home Town for a home renovation in Laurel or the surrounding area, we would love to hear from you! Please email hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com.

I want to work on the TV show. Can I apply for a job with the production?

For inquiries related to working on the show, please email hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com.