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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One of the shops in Gardner that works on our cars. Always service with a smile and fixes our issues quickly. Love that they can work on new cars and old ones.


Great service


Thanks for your time in talking me through a tricky situation. I appreciate your honesty and help!


The lady at the front door is very sweet. Service is awesome. Remember the oil service coupon to save $5. Perhaps ask if they will adjust if you forget!


My husband and I have had a lot of car issues the last year or so. We have an aging Toyota and Honda- Bret's replaced the steering column in the Honda, the starter in the Toyota, gave us a price quote on replacing the transmission on the Honda, and most recently replaced the bearings on the Toyota's front wheels. They may be a bit higher price wise than some other local places, but they are extremely dependable and they didn't charge us labor costs for replacing the front brake pads the last time we took the Toyota in. It's now time for at least one new car... I can say I will most likely bring it to Bret's for servicing.


Great prices. Great people and great service. What more can you ask for. They do better than dealer quality work for an affordable cost.


I will take my vehicle back to Bret's the next time it needs any service completed!I contacted Bret's based off the recommendation of co-workers who said they had pleasant experiences here. Called and explained the issue I was having with my vehicle and was quoted a price with tax. Although the price was the same as another shop I contacted and had used previously, I went with Bret's since I work in Gardner so it would be more convenient for me. Dropped my car off and was given a ride to work. A few hours later, the owner of Bret's contacted me to explain, in detail, the services that had been completed along with possible recommendations. The price paid was less expensive than expected. Bret's could have told me they did additional work as I gave them the authorization to do a certain amount of $ worth of services before contacting me, but they didn't get close to that amount even. They then came and picked me up.I told my husband I would absolutely take my car back if there are any other issues. As a woman, it is nice to have someone explain everything to me and not sound as though they are talking down to me. Their honesty was refreshing in this industry. I would recommend Bret's to my co-workers and friends anytime!


It is hard to find an honest auto repair shop that won't gouge you like the dealerships. if you want dealership quality work at half the price, contact Tracy to get started. I have taken two vehicles there that have been screwed up by other auto repair shops. Thanks!I will be back.


Fantastic place for great, fast service. We've taken all our vehicles here for minor or major repairs. Knowledgeable and friendly staff and fair prices. They bend over backwards to provide good service again and again. Thanks Brett, Don, and the others that make this place so great!!


I recently purchased an old 'beater' 3/4 ton van for my small business and needed it to be looked over. (I used to pay the rent with my toolbox on flat rate, but I just don't have the time or inclination to work on this big beast myself.)I spoke with Don at the Gardner location and he said he'd be able to work me in on the same day if I could leave it. I dropped it off mid-morning and had a call later in the day when it was finished. Don gave me a full rundown on what it needed and the costs for additional repairs that were needed. I paid a decent rate for the belt change and the tire work that I requested and was on my way.The waiting room and the shop were clean. I was treated well and will be back with this and my other vehicles.

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