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

The best ever time ..

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Olathe

Very courteous and knowledgeable staff at Bret’s Autoworks. We like how they do a live video to show us what they find and the status of the multi point inspection. We are given the option to decide what repairs are needed and what we want to have done while the vehicle is there. We appreciate their attention to detail.

5
Olathe

They were helpful in diagnosing our car issue (tire related), and when we choose not to use them for service they didn't charge us anything.

5
Olathe

Very friendly and did what they said they were going to do. Great shop to do your repairs.

5
Olathe

Got us in quickly! The video walkthrough of the issues with our car was outstanding! Will never go anywhere else!

5
Olathe

They were very friendly and took us right in. Very quick services. Highly recommend them

5
Olathe

Bret’s Automotive is a very fair and trusted car repair place. The staff is so nice and friendly and are very thorough in their explanations. They are interested in the customer and their needs. The office and work place are very clean. We appreciate the coupons and the Christian atmosphere. Joe Maggio

Joe, We appreciate You! Your Bret's Autoworks Team!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

I only go to the dealer when I have to. Otherwise Bret's is best place in town.

Wow! Best Place in Town, we are honored. Thank you.

- Olathe
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Olathe

I love Bret's. Not only do they do a great job servicing my car, but all the guys are so nice and helpful. I'll never take my cars anywhere else.

And we love having you as a customer! Thanks much, Lynne for your kind words!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Dave Elliott always takes the time to explain any problems or service that is necessary on my car. I've never had to take my car back if the service wasn't done properly, unlike other places I've been. The personal note i received in the mail was a nice touch as well.

Mike thanks for the kind words!

- Olathe
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