About Us – Olathe, KS

Team of ASE Certified Technicians – Bret’s Autoworks

Serving Your Vehicle Like It’s Our Own

Bret Tredway began working on cars from his home while attending MidAmerica Nazarene University. He enjoyed it so much he decided to open his own repair shop in 1987 after he graduated. He knew the importance of providing high quality, honest repairs and felt the Olathe area was the right place to start. Bret continued to grow his auto repair business on his quality workmanship and customer service and decided to take on a partner in 2001.  Shawn Fischer also attended MidAmerica Nazarene University studying Accounting and Business Administration but also worked his way through college in an automotive shop.  Bret continued on as a mentor and partner until 2008 when he decided to take on other adventures. 

Shawn has continued to operate Bret's with the same integrity, quality, and service its customers are used to.  Shawn now has a new business partner, Dave Culver.  Dave comes with a  background of automotive repair.  You can find Dave serving as a Service Advisor ready to help our customers.  Shawn is still behind the scenes taking care of the administrative part of the business.  Their commitment to excellence is what keeps our customer base, our business, and our exceptional services expanding.  We also strive to instill Christian values in all we do.  Honesty, personal integrity, and faith are all key to everything that goes on at Bret’s Autoworks.

Today, Bret’s Autoworks has grown to a staff of 5 technicians and 3 service advisors.  We have 3 full-time ASE certified master technicians, one apprentice technician, and 1 full-time lube technician. The team of experts at Bret’s Autoworks has been recognized throughout the industry for their superior skills and service.  We hire the best technicians, in order to fix your car right the first time.

More to Know

  • Bret's is a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. We meet and maintain high professional standards.
  • ​​Bret's is a NAPA AutoCare Center since 2003.  This means we offer a 3 year, 36,000 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty.
  • Bret's is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified shop and have earned their Blue Seal.  This means we have both technicians and advisors that are ASE certified.
  • Bret's is accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 2003, with an A+ rating!
  • Bret's is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce since 1997.​​
  • Wheels2Hope​  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 five vehicles and hope to see that number grow!

 

 


Meet Our Olathe People

Shawn Fischer, General Manager

Shawn Fischer

General Manager

Matt Shields, Service Manager

Matt Shields

Service Manager

Mark VanBooven, Service Advisor

Mark VanBooven

Service Advisor

Dave Culver, Service Advisor

Dave Culver

Service Advisor


Rob Aldrich

ASE Master Technician

Dave Elliott

ASE Master Technician

Jerico Mitchell

ASE Certified Technician

Jake Hamm

Apprentice Technician

Mike Kelly

Lube Technician

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5
Olathe

Great service! Mark,Matt and Dave are very professional and helpful. We use them often! Highly recommend them for your mechanical repair needs! Office is always neat and clean. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed by these guys.

5
Olathe

Thank you for a job well done and explaining the details of the work needed.

5
Olathe

I've been taking our vehicles here for years and am always pleased with the service! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They take the time to explain their recommendations and why a specific service is needed. I always recommend Bret's to my family and friends!

5
Olathe

I was beyond pleased with my experience at Bret’s. I LOVE the video they sent me of my car so I could visually see what was wrong and I knew they weren’t trying to do more work than was needed. They were quick to respond, extremely helpful and very affordable. I will definitely recommend them to others! Thank you so much!!

5
Olathe

Had a repair done on an older automobile last month which was timely and efficiently done. The part that what was replaced/repaired seemed to have disconnected so we sent car back in this week and Dave and his crew repaired it quickly and had it back to us same day. Thank you, for good service, appreciate it

5
Olathe

I would recommend Brets Autoworks to anyone they fixed my car in a timely manner the guys at front desk are very polite i was sent a video of diagnostics explaining everything wrong with the car and what they fixed.

5
Olathe

These guys are friendly, efficient, and reliable. Their word is good and they're honest folks.

5
Olathe

Great group explained everything well and felt like they had my best intrest

5
Olathe

We have been taking our cars to Bret’s for over 5+ years. Absolutely love all the guys at the front desk, and our cars have been running in tip top shape. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with our vehicles.

4
Olathe

Great Service was completed quickly. Felt shop rates were a little high, however the speed and friendliness made up for it. I would highly recommend their service! Thank you!

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