Matthew J. Phillips
Matt is a double ASE Master Certified Technician who grew up in Terre Haute, In. He got his start in the automotive industry from his father who used to own his own shop when Matt was a little boy. Matt used to do work for family and friends all through high school to help people out and make a couple of bucks for the weekend. After high school he had to get a “real job” to pay the bills so he went into steel fabrication. Eventhough he worked his way up in several different industries including Union carpentry, steel fabrication, and welding he always did automotive work on the side. After a long time considering his future, Matt decided to further his automotive knowledge by attending Universal Technical Institute (UTI) where he received many honors for top student in the class as well as multiple certifications including FORD electrical, engine, transmission, and suspension certification. After graduating Matt moved to the Champaign area where he became Ford Senior Master Certified as well as ASE Double Master Certified. He took his skills from the dealership to the aftermarket world with his first shop that he owned in Champaign for four successful years. He then sold that business and opened St. Joseph Automotive & Diesel at 703 N. Fourth St. in St. Joseph, IL. which was formerly Mike’s Garage and Towing.