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

Partner

Matt Shields, Service Manager

Matt Shields

Service Manager

Mark VanBooven, Service Advisor

Mark VanBooven

Service Advisor

Dave Culver, Service Advisor

Dave Culver

Service Advisor/Partner


Rob Aldrich

ASE Master Technician

Dave Elliott

ASE Master Technician

Jerico Mitchell

ASE Certified Technician

Jake Hamm

Apprentice Technician

Joe Fairclough

Lube Technician

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5
Olathe

Mark was very efficient and informative in providing me with an estimate to repair my car. He took the time to obtain information on obtaining the necessary parts and was able to find a convenient time slot to provide the repair.

5
Olathe

I highly recommend Bret’s Autoworks. I had the Active fuel management issue on my 5.3 L Tahoe and they were able to work with the warranty company. Jerico and Matt were great to work with and they both gave updates regularly. I’ll be back.

5
Olathe

I was looking for a good local shop for my family’s auto mechanic needs and I think we have found it with Bret’s Autoworks. They got me in quickly, kept me informed of the diagnosis through text messaging and video, provided me options for the repair, and got the repairs (brake rotors/pads, new tires) completed quickly. I will be using Bret’s going forward for all my auto mechanic needs.

5
Olathe

Highly recommend Mark and his team. I had my son's car in during his leave for he said was 1) trouble shifting (transmission), 2) electrical (blinkers and hazard lights were out and wouldn't work), 3) a bumper replacement due to damage (where he lives back east they said to repair it would take over a week so I told my son about my previous experiences at Brett's and if anybody could help out with the bumper and car repair it would be them). They checked the transmission and that wasn't the problem so we didn't need a new one that we thought), they were able to replace the bumper and thus fixed the electrical so he finally had blinkers and hazards), checked and rotated the tires. Mark kept me up to date on what they were doing and what they found might be needed. Not to mention they sent a video of them going over the car so I was able to see what they saw as they explained what they found. Pretty cool! The car was done the next day and works like new. Check them out!

5
Olathe

Highly recommend Mark and his team. I had my son's car in during his leave for he said was 1) trouble shifting (transmission), 2) electrical (blinkers and hazard lights were out and wouldn't work), 3) a bumper replacement due to damage (where he lives back east they said to repair it would take over a week so I told my son about my previous experiences at Brett's and if anybody could help out with the bumper and car repair it would be them). They checked the transmission and that wasn't the problem so we didn't need a new one that we thought), they were able to replace the bumper and thus fixed the electrical so he finally had blinkers and hazards), checked and rotated the tires. Mark kept me up to date on what they were doing and what they found might be needed. Not to mention they sent a video of them going over the car so I was able to see what they saw as they explained what they found. Pretty cool! The car was done the next day and works like new. Check them out!

5
Olathe

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Olathe

5
Olathe

I am always happy with the service I receive at Brett’s automotive. The staff is always polite and fair. I highly recommend them.

5
Olathe

Trustworthy.... don’t know if there’s a higher quality one would want in this area of service. Hands down place to take your car in KC metro

5
Olathe

Great Service

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