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

Wonderful experience! The video explanation was very reassuring and the price for the work was fair. Will take all my vehicles to Brets Auto.

5
Olathe

Dropped the fuel tank and changed the exhaust manifold gasket they were awesome Mark kept me updated and was very professional i will recommend them to everyone.

5
Olathe

The same almost everyone else has been saying: Very friendly staff, prompt work, and phenomenally clear video inspection with the oil change. Bret's carries a good reputation for a reason.

5
Olathe

great people to work with. friendly and helpful. Very reasonable prices.

5
Olathe

All good

5
Olathe

I was referred to Bret's by Certified Transmission when I thought my transmission was going out. It was something much more. I don't live in Olathe and had never used Bret's before. They were friendly, professional and able to work with me right away. They diagnosed the problems and provided an accurate cost. Once the part was in, they quickly fixed my car and had me back on the road. Thanks for your help!

5
Olathe

Top-notch customer service. Dave and co. are organized, kind, and super communicative.

5
Olathe

I needed to get my windshield replaced, and Matt was very helpful in giving me the total price (including labor and taxes) and the options I had. I was able to get my car in 3 days after calling. I dropped it off at 8 and picked it up by noon. I double checked the price I was quoted when dropping it off and it was exactly what Matt said. They did an amazing job and were very friendly! Would highly recommend!

5
Olathe

Great service for a reasonable cost!

5
Olathe

We have been bringing our vehicles here for over 5+ years. The guys in the front office are great. Thanks for everything you do to keep us on the road safely!

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