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, great communication

5
Olathe

Honest and friendly staff. They explain what they are doing. They tell me what is needed now and what can wait.

5
Olathe

From the second I walked in the door I felt comfortable leaving my vehicle in their hands. I worked with Mark who kept me very informed about updates on my vehicle and costs related to the work being done. My 2014 Ram 1500 went in for an awful exhaust sound and some transmission concerns. Dave, the mechanic, did a fantastic inspection and in the complimentary video was very detailed about what he was seeing and what he suggested. Considering my truck was almost at 100k miles, they also performed the 100k mile tune-up. Outside the 100k mike tune up I had a bad exhaust manifold and Bret’s performed top-notch service and even put OE equipment on to replace the warped manifolds, that includes drilling out 4 bolts that were broken. The adaptive transmission had several shifting codes that were affecting the performance of how I drive, and sure enough bret’s helped me to find an inexpensive option to help her shift smoother. - all this work done in a day and a half. That to me is incredible.Did I mention the 36 month 36,000k mile warranty? Had me on the road confident in my truck again in no time. I can’t thank Bret’s enough for providing awesome service quickly and professionally. I’ll be using Bret’s for years to come.

4
Olathe

The video was very helpful and the service was professional. A good shop to use

5
Olathe

Honest and fair. They get the job done right!

5
Olathe

Professional and helpful.

5
Olathe

Exceptional service and friendly staff. Also loved the video inspection of my car... which no other mechanic has ever done. Absolutely great repair experience all around.

5
Olathe

Good place to do business. Good quality work we take both of our vehicles to them.

5
Olathe

Excellent service, and the video showing the recommended work before the phone call review is what puts this service over the top! Thanks to all the staff at Brets!

5
Olathe

Always good service

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