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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Good service. Nice people


Very knowledgeable , helpful , and friendly. Good service performed on my truck. Especially liked the video showing me the problems encountered in inspection. If possible , would be nice to also have a video of the repairs. Kind of a “before and after” video.



Excellent people, excellent service, got my truck fixed up for a reasonable price. Also made me aware of other issues with my truck without pushing extra repairs on me. Loved the video the mechanic took and sent to me showing me exactly what’s going on before I picked up my truck. Highly recommend


Great service great people stand behind their work


Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood


Reputable shop Good service Stands behind their work Warrenteed their work


I was really pleased with the oil change and inspection of my Rav. The oil change was very reasonable and the video inspection was great. I liked the heads up about my battery too.


Very professional and they video when they give a repair estimate on your car and try and show the needed repair. On time and very courteous.

Harley, We are so glad you liked the video, we find making important decisions on auto repair is much easier with our videos. We appreciate you taking time to give us a 5 -Star Review!

- Gardner

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