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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Communication from the time I made the appointment until I picked up my car was excellent. Received a video from the mechanic detailing my service and showing me the undercarriage of my vehicle. The pricing was very reasonable as well. Would definitely recommend Bret’s in Gardner.


Excellent service, and Tracy & Jeff the service managers always explain well what is wrong with your vehicle.


Very thorough and communicates issue very well. Team is knowledgeable and found the actual problem, and they saved me tons of money versus the dealership and other locations. The video updates they provide customers are very helpful and effective. I highly recommend. Customer service is top notch. I’d give them 6 stars right now if I could.


I was from out of town and my son-in-law noticed a transmission leak in which It immediately had it checked out at Bret's Autoworkers, in Gardner KS. The service was Fantastic from the time I stepped into the office until the job was completed! I loved the video of the walk around inspection that was sent showing not only the leaky transmission but the condition of the tires. The way in which the mechanic explained what I was seeing was very easy to follow and understand! With already a busy schedule my vehicle was taken care of in a very timely manner and I'm Greatful for such wonderful service 🙏🙌💖 kudos to the entire team.... Thank You Very Much ❣️


Friendly helpful staff.


I really liked the video inspection and the way the tech covered all his findings. The staff seemed very professional although I never had a face to face due to my schedule. The only issue I have is the pricing. I understand you get what you pay for but the labor rate is significantly greater than nearby establishments. I was charged 300$ for a diagnostic which only established a repair they needed to do to FINISH diagnosing my problem. Which by the way was for 1500 dollars including the diagnostic. The part they had priced out for 800 dollars was available from autozone for 250. I understand markup and that they need to make money. But it seems a bit excessive


Jeff was great to work with. Discussed current and future needs and cost. Set up appointment and completed work on time. Work was done well. I will bring my auto work to this team going forward. Thanks for doing a great job.


Great place excellent customer service will go back for all my car needs. I love the fact that they send you a video of exactly what they find. My only place I will go they are awesome


Very professional. Very honest. Thank you!


Jeff and the entire team offer personalized service that fits my schedule, budget and offers great insight to the work they are doing on my vehicles. They also take time to discuss possible improvements as needed with no pressure, but more importantly offering ways to extend the life and condition of the vehicle. Next level service from the entire team.

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