A Family Tradition of Excellence

Sonny’s Automotive served it’s the first customer in 1957. Since then thousands of satisfied customers have experienced Sonny’s difference.  Thanks in large part to Mike and Wayne Matchell.  A father and son team committed to serving you and your vehicles.

All In The Family

Mike and Wayne Matchell have built a tradition of excellence.  It’s a tribute to their passion for automobiles and fixing cars – pure and simple.  It’s a big change from take-a-number, a have-a-seat approach of large franchise repair departments.  Their repeat business says a lot about why customer satisfaction is king.  Let Wayne, Mike and their team show you the Sonny’s Way!



Mike Matchell – Owner

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike, and I’ve owned Sonny’s for 9 years and have been in the vehicle repair business for over 25 years.  It’s my passion and my life. My team at the shop is committed to service excellence.  We want you to be happy when you leave.

Car repairs can be expensive.  At Sonny’s, it’s our mission to exceed your expectations.  That philosophy creates a lot of repeat customer business for which I very appreciate of.  I meet and greet as many customers as I can and put a lot of value of personalized service.  I’m a father of four and live in Labadie, MO.  My family is involved in a lot of sports and we enjoy living out in the country.

You can reach me at 636-458-2028 or

Wayne Matchell – Senior Manager

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike’s father, the old bald guy with the beard.  I’m the head chief that answers the phone every time to set up your appointment.  I’m also the guy that tells you how little it’s going to cost to repair your vehicle.  Cars, you say?  Hell, I’ve been tinkering and working on them for 50 years.  I love it!  More importantly, I make sure we get your car or truck back to you in good, working condition.  When we said we would.  It’s a simple promise.  But it’s important.  I know being without a vehicle is a hassle. It costs a lot to take Uber from here to anywhere!  So, it’s my job to get you in and out Sonny’s as fast as possible.

BTW, you won’t find a lot of fancy chairs, Peruvian leather couches, fancy Expresso machines and 70-inch plasma TVs (we got a 35 inch i think) at our place.  We kinda like it that way.  What you will find are solid mechanics, low prices and an honest team who cares about getting it done right the first time.

I’m a father of six not so little ones in Labadie, MO – and as luck would have it, I live right across from my son, Mike.  So, enough about me.  Let’s talk!  Our reapir department number is 636-458-2028 – we’re available Monday – Friday from 8-5.

Send me an email at  For an old guy, I know what e-mail is.


Jennifer Matchell – Business Operations

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike’s wife.  I keep the boys in line at the shop and handle all of the accounting responsibilities to keep the business in working order.  I’m really proud of the great repair facility we have along with the loyal customer base we have built.  I enjoy seeing so many happy customers realize how we are an alternative to dealership repair facilities.  Our approach is old-fashioned and simple.  That approach says a lot about Mike and Wayne’s personalities, their focus on the customer, and passion to repair your car right the first time.  I hope you have an enjoyable experience with Sonny’s and as always, we appreciate your business!