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

Fantastic help. Bailed us out late afternoon on a Friday. Bailed us out. We will be going back

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Olathe

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5
Olathe

Very informative and professional. 22 year old truck stopped blowing cold air. Half hour earlier then quoted on repair. Courtesy vehicle was clean and a bonus. Reviews on their site are spot on. They made sure I'm going to have a cool summer 😎

5
Olathe

With Bret‘s Autoworks, you can drop your car off the night before and have it ready the next day. Now that’s service.

5
Olathe

On time service. Very kind and informative people. First class operation. Pat.

Thanks so much!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Exactly what I asked for, but way more than I expected. Bret's did the most thorough inspection on my old pickup. Incredible expertise. And, promptly provided a professional, narrated video, showing in close-up detail, every single concern. No guessing, "maybe's", "probably's", "we won't know untiil's". This wasn't an MRI... It was bumper-to-bumper surgery They took things apart! Absolutely nothing was left uncovered. The repair quote was completely and totally transparent. Google should use a 7-star rating. When it comes to Service, this organization means business! Their business is well earned. "Do you see a man diligent jn his business? He shall serve before kings; not before obscure men." Proverbs 23:7

5
Olathe

Great service, very professional & polite. Love the video they take of my vehicle showing it’s maintenance status

5
Olathe

Great service. Got a oil change.

5
Olathe

Great service. Very helpful. Honest / caring and took the time to Explain what work I need it done

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