Meet The Team - Sonny's Automotive

Meet The Team | A Family Tradition of Excellence

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

All In The Family

Mike and Wayne have built a tradition of excellence.  It’s a tribute to their passion for automobiles and fixing cars – pure and simple.  For instance, their repeat business says a lot about why customer satisfaction is important.  Therefore, you can feel comfortable letting the Sonny’s Team repair your car. 


Mike Matchell – Owner

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike, and I’ve owned Sonny’s for 13 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.  In addition, I want you to be happy when you leave.

Car repairs can be expensive.  At Sonny’s, it’s our mission to exceed your expectations.  Above all, that philosophy creates repeat customer business for which I very much appreciate.  I meet and greet as many customers as I can and put a lot of value on personalized service.  In conclusion, 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 sonnysautomotive1@gmail.com.


Wayne Matchell – Senior Manager

I’m Mike’s father, the bald guy with the beard and the head chief that answers the phone.  I’m the guy that tells you how little it’s going to cost to repair your vehicle.  Cars, you say?  I’ve been tinkering and working on them for 50 years.  It is my job to make sure we get your car or truck back to you in good, working condition.  When we said we would.  Being without a vehicle is a hassle. It costs a lot to take an Uber from here to anywhere!  So, I’ll get you in and out of Sonny’s as fast as possible.

At our shop, you won’t find fancy chairs, Peruvian leather couches, Expresso machines, and 70-inch plasma TVs, we do have a 47 inch one!  We like it that way.  Therefore, you will find solid mechanics, low prices, and an honest repair team.

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.

Find me at 636-458-2028 or by email at sonnysautomotive1@gmail.com.  Yeah, for an old guy, I know what e-mail is.


Jennifer Matchell – Business Operations

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I handle the accounting responsibilities to keep Sonny’s in working order. I’m really proud of what we have built and the loyal customers we have.  It’s cool to see customers realize we are an alternative to large dealership service drives.  Our approach is old-fashioned and simple.  That says a lot about Mike, Wayne, the team, and our passion to repair your car right the first time.  To sum up, I hope you have an enjoyable experience with Sonny’s and as always, we appreciate your business!