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

Had a new windshield installed and they did a great job. Mark was very courteous and knowledgeable.

5
Olathe

I was given an exact estimate on the work required and it was completed in a timely manner. Also a very good warranty for the brake work provided. Thank you!

Scott, Thank you! We are so glad you like our warranty! And we really appreciate the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Knowledgeable and thorough.

Greg, Thank you!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

The service we received was excellent!! Their price was reasonable and fair. They completed our windshield replacement in a timely manner. We were very happy with all aspects of their service and will definitely use them again. Bret's Auto Olathe was recommended to us by Bret's Auto of Gardner. We have had great success with both places!

Marsha, We are so glad we could help with your windshield replacement. Thank you for your kind words about both of our locations!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

On time, friendly, fair. I will use Bret’s again!

4
Olathe

They were able to locate the problem. It took a while to get the part and the repair finished, but all OK now. Also appreciate their shuttle service since I can't always get rides from others.

David, We are so glad we could help you!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

I've used Bret's several times with the truck and always found their service to be thorough and staff to be friendly and informative. I keep coming back for a reason!

5
Olathe

Excellent. Very friendly staffs. Great service.

5
Olathe

They are very professional and the work done was the exact price of the estimate. They are very informative and answered all my questions. This is the second time I have used their services and will continue to use them for all my vehicle needs. Thank you so much.

Thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Car was making scraping noises after I replaced the front suspension myself. My wife was furious and made me take it to the Kia dealer to mop up any mistakes. They had it 4 days and all they could tell me is that the bearings I installed were bad and that the new struts I put in might have a bad bearing. After days of them being too busy, we picked up the vehicle and Brets diagnosed the issues with some rusty parking brake and a bent rotor dust plate and had us running in a matter of hours. My wife is thrilled and so am I that I didn’t do anything to harm her car! These guys are honest and professional and that is hard to come by these days.

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