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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Olathe

Prompt & honest service

5
Olathe

First time customer based on the reviews and I was impressed with them. Friendly, knowledgeable, sent me a short video detailing concerns relating to my car. Prices were fair and finished the same day.

5
Olathe

While visiting in Kansas, our truck was broken into and hot wired (luckily they were unsuccessful). Bret's Autoworks was recommended to us by an exec in the auto industry, and we were not disappointed! We had a complete steering column rebuild on our 2004 Chevy Avalanche. The service advisor, Matt, was very thorough, communicative, and honest. He worked with our insurance and was very patient with them as we had a few hoops to jump through. He kept us updated every step of the way and the work they completed was a quality repair for a good price. Thanks, Matt and Bret's Autoworks!

5
Olathe

Angela, thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Bret's Autoworks does an amazing job! Tech Matt kept me well informed with everything that needed to be done and they send you a video as well as an itemized estimate. The work that needed to be done on my vehicle was actually done a day earlier than expected, so that was awesome. Everyone there is very professional & courteous. I highly recommend them!

5
Olathe

Had a vehicle stolen and they worked me right in to get the starter, ignition switch and door lock repaired. Excellent to work with, always confirmed repairs and very responsive. I had not heard of them but I’m glad they were close to the tow service. They did a little extra that was not billed. I would definitely use them again.

5
Olathe

I was impressed with the overall feel I got from the people working there. Their shop is clean and very professional-looking. I also liked the fact that they provided me with a video of their inspection process, which made it very easy to see and understand what repairs were needed. I will definitely be engaging their services again!

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Olathe

5
Olathe

I have been a customer for years.They have always been able to fix problems other placed can't. They are knowledgeable ,honest and wont take advantage of women which is a blessing when your a single mother.

5
Olathe

Friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I appreciate the video that they sent me so I can see the evaluation of my car and what beds to be repaired and what doesn't.

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