About Us



The Home Place is owned and operated by the Dowell family, who began business in the early 1980's with Dowell Water Well Service. By the early 1990's, they had opened a small hardware store just outside the city limits of Stephenville, Texas. In 2001, the business moved to its current location, and the Home Place was opened adjacent to the hardware store. It has since become the go-to place for housewares, homewares, and gifts. Whether you are shopping for yourself, a special someone, or buying for a bridal, baby or housewarming registry, our staff is ready to assist you.


Our Services

Have you found the perfect gift? Let us wrap it for you! We offer free gift bags and tissue paper with purchase for everyday gift giving. For registry purchases, we offer free gift wrapping or cellophane wrap, and by special request we provide a pretty bow. We also make delivery of registry gifts easy! Simply leave your purchase with us and we will arrange for it to arrive at the shower.
If you can't decide on that perfect gift, a Home Place gift certificate might be the perfect solution. Our gift certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount and they have no expiration dates.

Can't find what you are looking for? We also do special orders. Our friendly staff can help you with the details.

Did you know?

From time to time, Chef Darlene visits and shares recipes and culinary delights.

Purchases in The Home Place are eligible for the Dowell Rewards program. For every dollar you spend you earn one point. For every 100 points you earn you will receive a $5 gift card. To sign up for the Dowell Rewards program drop by and fill out a sign-up form.