GAM is no different than any other asset management company. If you are new to the game you might not know how it works.
1st they find vendors in the area and sign them on
2nd they try like hell to get volume now that they have someone to cover it
3rd when the stars align you get work, from there on out it is up to you to develop the area for your client. If you do good/consistent work it is easier for them to get more work from their client.
This is how they ALL work. I waited 2 months after I signed on before they contacted me, then again Asons just contacted me today... after 4 months...
The difference is GAM is new as of 2015 ish so they don't have a long history or a large client listing. As apposed to so say MCS or 5Bros who have been around for years and are well developed.
So the pros/cons listed from someone who works with them frequently.
* They authorize the majority of my bids fairly quickly. I put in about 2-5k bids on each prop I touch, I usually get at least 1-2k approved with in a few weeks.
* They work with you on deadlines and don't penalize you for being a little late (when you communicate effectively). They do ask for 24 hours notice on late work... and why.
* They aren't shy to beef a trip charge onto an order to get you to cover a distance.
* Checks are consistent, end of the month (net 30). I was informed last week that they are switching to (net 14) soon and starting up with direct deposit... this is how new they are.
* I still have the same rep after a few months of working with them. If any of have experienced the constant shuffling of reps you will agree that this is a huge pro.
* Some things like locks and windows are auto approved at the standard price. You just put them on and let your rep know, they will get push an order through and get you paid. Even if you are there just to cut the lawn.
* The price matrix is a bit low when it comes to CY and grass cuts.
* Checks come via mail
* They run orders through aspen grove's iProperty. It isn't really that great of a site... beats out safeguard's crap but... I have used many better sites. There is like 8 portals to access iProperty and not all of them will accept my psw.
Over all I think it is worth the time to sign up with them. Nag them once or twice a month until you get work. It never hurts to put your name in someone's head or the top of their email. I wouldn't make this my first and only company to sign on with. Starting with any newer company is going to be slow... thus far it has snowballed on volume for me.