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

 

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Greg, Thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
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Olathe

I appreciate being able to get my vehicle checked out in a relatively short time, even without an appointment. Brett’s techs found the issue with my vehicle & corrected it quickly & efficiently, providing a good explanation of the problem. Thanks guys!

Lynn, We are so glad you came to us! Thanks for sharing!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Sarah, We appreciate your 5-Stars! Thank you!

- Olathe
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Olathe

had an inspection, like the use of video to show and explain, very thorough, honest

John, We are so happy to hear you liked the video. They are part of all of our inspections. we believe in being transparent. Thanks much for your review!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Very professional they get the job done right very trust worthy

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Olathe

Been going here nearly a decade. These guys have always shot it straight with me. It's even a bit of a drive for me to go here but the quality service and customer service is worth the extra drive.

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Olathe

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Olathe

They did a great job

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Olathe

Thanks, guys for a great and quick job. I'm ready to head out.

Phyllis, thank you!

- Olathe
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Olathe

I'm new to the area and I already knew what my car needed and through their diagnostics, it was confirmed and they took very good care of my car and me. The shuttle service is a valuable perk for a person with no other option. Excellent service, pleasant customer service. If I need to, I will call them again! Thanks you for a wonderful first timer's experience in Olathe car service!

'Annette, we are so pleased to have you as a new customer! Thank you for taking the time to share your Bret's Autoworks experience.

- Olathe
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