Meet The Team - Sonny's Automotive

Meet The Team | A Family Tradition of Excellence

Sonny’s Automotive served its first customer in 1957. Since then, over 50 years later, thousands of satisfied customers have experienced customer satisfaction.  Meet the team!  Father and son Mike and Wayne Matchell are committed to serving you and your vehicles with a tradition of excellence.

All In The Family

Over the years, Mike and Wayne live by a simple philosophy: where satisfaction is guaranteed.  Their hard work is a tribute to their passion for automobiles and fixing vehicles.  The amount of returning customers says a lot about their commitment to customer service.  You can put your trust in them and feel comfortable letting Sonny’srepair your vehicle. 


Mike Matchell – Owner

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike, and I’ve owned Sonny’s for over 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.  I’m a father of four and live in Labadie, MO.  My family is involved in sports and we enjoy living in the country.

You can reach me at 636-458-2028 or sonnysautomotive1@gmail.com.


Wayne Matchell – Senior Manager

Welcome to Sonny’s.  I’m Mike’s dad, the bald guy with the beard and the head chief that answers the phone.  I’ll level with you on how little it’s going to cost to repair your vehicle.  I’ve been tinkering and working on vehicles for over 50 years.  Thus, I’m qualified.  Hey, being without your car or truck is a hassle.   So, I’m here to get you in and out of our shop as fast as possible.

At Sonny’s, you won’t find massage chairs, leather sofas, an Expresso machine, or a 70-inch plasma TV.  We like it that way.  What you will find are solid mechanics, low prices, and an honest discussion about what it is going to take to repair your vehicle properly to keep you safe and running smoothly.

I’m a father of six and I live in Labadie, MO – as luck would have it, right across from my son.  

Call me at 636-458-2028 during office hours or email me at sonnysautomotive1@gmail.com.  Yep, 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 vehicle right the first time.  I hope that you have an enjoyable experience with Sonny’s and as always, we appreciate your business!