Mississippi Power Northern Division Manager Michael Harvey recently visited the set of HGTV’s “Home Town,” the wildly popular home renovation show set in Laurel. While on the set, he taped a segment for the show’s upcoming fourth season – which premieres at 8 p.m. on Jan. 20 – and announced a partnership between the company and Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the show.
“Chris Phillips and our team in Laurel have built a great relationship with the show since they began filming in Laurel a few years ago,” Harvey said. “It was really interesting to see how much work goes into the show and how much their team truly cares about Laurel and Mississippi.”
In the show’s fourth season, the Napiers will renovate 16 homes in the Laurel area. Harvey announced that the company has donated a Nest thermostat, a 50-gallon heat pump water heater and a box of LED light bulbs for each homeowner.
“If you’ve seen ‘Home Town,’ then you know that Ben and Erin do incredible work,” Harvey said. “The homeowners next season will also receive the benefit of the latest innovations to help them manage their energy usage more efficiently. It’s a win-win for these customers and for the company.”
In addition to the end use products, Community Development also contributed to Laurel Main Street, who continues to leverage the momentum the show has created by attracting more businesses to the downtown area.
“Our contribution shows all of the communities we serve that we are committed to their success,” Community Development and Corporate Giving Manager Brad Bradford said. “This commitment, and the donation of energy efficient end use products, will enhance the quality of life for our customers and build value for Mississippi Power and the community.”
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