January is always somewhat slow, but overall we're growing our customer base every year.
We're steering more toward commerical than years past.
I would say its a good time to get in the business, just make sure he follows the new irrigation contracting licensing law. If he is starting his irrigation business from scratch i wish him luck. It can get off to a slow start i would imagine. Ive been going for 18 yrs now- irrigation only.
Does your friend work for a raleigh area irrigation company now or does he not live in the area?
NC Irrigation Contractors License #157
NC Licensed Plumbing Contractor #32636