I just found this on Craigslist in the Sarasota area. Might be the guy your looking for.
"Experienced irrigation/landscape technician available feb 15 to april1 (Bradenton/Sarasota area)
Relocating for a little bit in the Bradenton area to be with family and I'm looking for work. I have 15 years commercial and residential irrigation installation and repair experience. Can do it all including backflow repair. For companies looking to hire or privately. Also available for other landscaping projects. Pay negotiable. call 9703315113 or email me thanks. Martin"
Just noticed his time frame, maybe he'll stay if he finds a good paying job.