Roughly 8 million adults have attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, known as ADD and ADHD, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Characterized by “inattention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or a combination,” ADD and ADHD are both biological and genetic.

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Remodelers never have to spend too much time on one particular project; once one home remodel is done, you’re onto the next one. And that remodeling project is never like the one before it; even on the same project, one day might be completely different from the next. Thus those with ADD/ADHD can thrive in an environment that is constantly changing--it seems like remodeling and ADD/ADHD may go hand-in-hand.

So, we at Remodeling Magazine are wondering if there is a correlation between remodelers and those with ADD/ADHD: Are those with ADD/ADHD more inclined to get into the remodeling business?

If you are a remodeler and have ADD or ADHD, we want to hear from you! We will be glad to talk with you on or off the record.

Send an e-mail to Remodeling staffer Helena Okolicsanyi at with your story about ADD/ADHD in the remodeling industry. What are the challenges you face with ADD/ADHD? What tricks do you use overcome your ADD/ADHD on a daily basis? Is ADD/ADHD part of what led you to becoming a remodeler? We want to know!