See if there are other options out there for appliance repair rather than to just call someone. See if you can find a way to fix the problem on your own or if there are other options that are available to you in regards to what needs to be done and how quickly or someone else may be able to do it.
Call different locations to see if you can get better pricing for your project or on the repairs. See if they will make you use their parts or if you will be able to go out and buy parts for them you use in the repairs that they will need to do. It does not hurt to ask and to can only benefit you.