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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Olathe

Bret’s has been my auto service partner of choice for almost 20 years. These guys are honest, trustworthy, reliable, professional, and really good at what they do. AND they made safe ways to service my cars during the pandemic, going above and beyond for my family. Well done!

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Olathe

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Olathe

Good service at fair price. In and out in a day for repairs done to my vehicle. Would recommend to others.

5
Olathe

Matt was easy to talk to and he went above and beyond to help me understand my oil consumption concerns. Plus I got this personalized thank you card in the mail. Such a great small business. I got a windshield replaced and an oil change service, which includes a video of my car's inspection.

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Olathe

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Olathe

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Olathe

Great service.

5
Olathe

I have been using Bret's for auto repairs since I started driving. They have always been very professional and thorough with their work. They are not the cheapest, but they are the most honest repair shop. When they say something needs to be fixed, you can trust they are telling the truth.

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Olathe

My daughters car has been serviced at Bret’s for over 10 years, and I’m sure that’s why it’s still in such good shape. Whether it’s an oil change for maintenance or repairs of something more serious, Bret’s is always professional and transparent about pricing. I really appreciate the inspection videos they send before doing work.

Allison, We honored you have trusted us to keep your car in good shape with oil changes and important maintenance and repairs. Thank you for your kind words and 5-Star Review.

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Olathe

John, We appreciate your 4-Star Review, our goal will be to earn a 5-Star Review on your next visit!

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