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 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.
  • Bret's gives back to the community.  We have started 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 3 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

Excellent service

5
Olathe

They really do have Christian Integrity! Thanks again Bret's Auto Works!

5
Olathe

I have used Bret’s Autoworks since 2012 when I needed a CV joint replaced on a 96’ Camry. They have been my trustworthy go to for prepurchace used vehicle inspections and for all work that needs done, from break pads to major motor work. Fair prices, Quick turn around, 100% trustworthy! They are not shy to tell you when a car is bad or if you should have a service done that needs it. Many great employees who take pride in their work!!

5
Olathe

They saved me hundreds of dollars and were so professional. I was on a time crunch dropping my vehicle off and they were super quick. Diagnosed the problem, fixed it, and I was on my Way. Didn’t try to bs on things I didn’t need. Will definitely use them again if ever a vehicle issues comes around again.

5
Olathe

Prompt work, well done

5
Olathe

I had a sudden need for diagnosis of a failing tire. Bret’s staff got me in right away and quickly provided information that I had an unrepairable tire. They provided a temp patch that would get me home that night safely, and when I returned the following day, they quickly balanced and mounted the new tire they had ordered for overnight delivery due to its unique characteristics. The service people I dealt with in the office as well as in the shop were very pleasant, professional and helpful. The pricing of the service was as estimated initially. Bottom line, an excellent experience for me. I recommend this service location without hesitancy.

5
Olathe

The customer service is excellent. They sent a video of the inspection of my vehicle and pointed out the issues for me to visualize rather than just hearing it over the phone. Quick turn around as well on completion of the work. I was referred to them by another shop in town and will now be taking my vehicles to them going forward. Thanks!!

5
Olathe

Bret’s Autoworks has served me well for more than twenty years. I rely on Bret’s for the highest business ethics and service. I appreciate the “personal touch” and the rides home and back when I need it.

5
Olathe

Bret’s had super friendly staff and were speedy about getting me in and out!

5
Olathe

Reliable, more than fair pricing, excellent experience!

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