About Bret's Autoworks, Gardner

Total Commitment To Our Customers

Bret's Autoworks, Gardner location opened in 2008 by Shawn Fischer and Leo Murry. Shawn was serving as the general manager and owner of Bret's Autoworks in Olathe when he met Leo. Leo filled a technician position in 2001, and the two became fast friends.


Bret Tredway started the original location in Olathe over 30 years ago. Bret began working on cars from his home while attending MidAmerica Nazarene University. He enjoyed it so much he decided to open his repair shop after he graduated. He knew the importance of providing high quality, honest repairs. In 2001 Shawn joined Bret as partners, and eventually, Bret moved on to take on other adventures.


Treating You, Like Family

Both Shawn and Leo live in the Gardner area. Like Bret, both men started working for auto repair shops during high school. Shawn graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. Leo has been employed in the auto repair industry since those high school days and is an ASE certified master technician. Honesty, personal integrity, and faith are all key to everything that goes on at Bret's Autoworks.


Today, Bret's Autoworks in Gardner has grown to a staff of 2 ASE certified master technicians, two service advisors, and one full-time lube technician. The team of experts at Bret's Autoworks industry-recognized for their superior skills and service. We hire the best technicians to fix your car right the first time.


More to Know About Bret's Autoworks

  • Bret's is a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. We meet and maintain high professional standards.
  • ​​Bret's is a NAPA AutoCare Center, offering a three year, 36 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty.
  • Bret's is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified shop. We have earned the ASE Blue Seal, which means we have both technicians and advisors that are ASE certified.
  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau, Bret's maintains an A+ rating.
  • Bret's is a member of the Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce.


As an expression of community giving, Bret's Autoworks pioneered a program called Wheels2Hope. Wheels2Hope takes donated vehicles, makes any necessary repairs, and gets them into the hands of economically challenged families or individuals referred to us by one of our partner agencies. To date, we have given away four vehicles and hope to see that number grow!



Meet Our Expert Auto Technicians – Gardner, KS

Meet Our Gardner Family

Shawn Fischer, Owner/Bookkeeper

Shawn Fischer

Leo Murray, Owner/General Manager

Leo Murray
Owner/General Manager

Tracy Lane, Service Manager

Tracy Lane
Office Manager

Jeff Sapp, Service Advisor

Jeff Sapp
Service Manager

Derek Williamson
ASE Master Technician

Dalton Cross
Lube Technician

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On my way to work one snowy morning, my car spun out on the highway and slid off the road. After a quick search online I had my car towed to Bret’s. Shaken up after the whole ordeal, Bret’s was so kind and even asked me how I was doing and feeling before anything else. They took such great care of both my car and I that I will be a return customer from here on out. I can’t thank them enough for going further than just the service of my car.


I usually avoid taking my vehicles to a service shop and tend to do most maintenance/repairs on my own. I have a 2011 Nissan Frontier that was having issues with cam position sensors. I did some research and found that many others had the same issues around the same general mileage. So I went to autozone and purchased aftermarket sensors and replaced them (fairly simple process). Soon after I was having the same issues. Went back to autozone and used the lifetime warranty to replace them again. Within a week they failed again. Since I was fighting a losing battle and reached the extent of my diagnostic knowledge, I took my truck to Brett’s. They were very professional and set up an appointment with me the next day to run a full diagnostic. They following day they sent me a video via text with a full explanation of what they found with the diagnostic. Came down to the fact that Nissan’s have troubles being compatible with aftermarket sensors. They quoted me $700 something to replace them (including the $100+ diagnostic charge). Knowing the approximate price of the factory sensors and the very little work it takes to replace them, I was a little shocked by sticker price. Then again I know that that cost also includes the expertise I needed to find out what’s wrong with my truck. PLUS, it includes a 30K mile parts and labor warranty! I did ask for a military discount to which they honored, but after thinking about the entire process and professionalism of this shop. I believe they are worth every dime! Thanks for taking care of me 👍🏼


Brets always treats us right and works well with us. They also send videos of them working on your car which is cool cause 1) I don’t know anything about car so it gives me an idea as to what’s going on and 2) it hold them accountable if something does go wrong. Nothing usually goes wrong after they fix the issues but I love the confidence they have, more places need to be like brets

Cheyenne, We are so glad you like the video, and find it helpful. Thanks much!

- Gardner

We very much appreciated Bret's standing behind its work. We were looking at a very big expense because we thought the repair was something else rather than what had already been replaced. Turns out the part was bad & under warranty & we were not charged for the part or labor. Thank you for making things right!


As always good service. No complaints. Will continue to do service on vehicles at Bret's.


Did a great job very friendly


Excellent service. Excellent quality. I came in with an urgent need and they took care of my vehicle! So glad they are there!


Excellent customer service & hometown trust. Jeff is awesome!


Great quick service. They always explain what needs to be done and what it will cost before doing the work. In more than 20 years and 7 or 8 vehicles, they've always kept our cars rolling and well maintained.


Helpful, detailed, and always fair. Would never take a vehicle anywhere else. Period.

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