Mike Schoonover
Job Title
Schoonover Bodyworks & Glass
Mike and his wife Gayle are third generation family business owners. Mike’s Grandfather Chuck started Schoonover Bodyworks, in 1938. In 2000, Mike and Gayle bought the business from Mike’s parents, Dick & Beryl. They have eighteen employees: many who have been with the company for more than 20 years. Mike and Gayle live in Eagan, MN, have four children (Abby, Anna, Patrick, Matthew) and two Golden Retriever pups (Tank & Jersey).

Schoonover Bodyworks is a full-service automotive service center offering Body, Paint, Detail, Glass, and Automotive services. The company has an excellent reputation providing quality workmanship and customer service. Recently, the Schoonovers made the decision to eliminate all Insurance Direct Repair Agreement Programs, as those programs are no longer in the best interest of consumers.

Mike is an advocate for the Collision Repair industry and regularly educates & informs shop owners, insurance executives and claims personnel on the challenges, costs, processes, and procedures needed to repair vehicles properly.

Mike has served the industry locally & nationally on the ICAR Board of Directors, CAPA Technical committee, CAPA Board of directors, ASA Collision division, AASP-MN Collision committee, AASP-MN Board of Directors, local business, civic boards & committees, and coached youth athletics for many years.

In 2014 the Schoonover’s lost their son Patrick to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Patrick was fourteen when he passed away while playing a hockey game. Patrick had undetected heart conditions that were never identified during sports and routine physicals. The Schoonover’s started the Patrick Schoonover Heart Foundation to bring awareness to SCA in kids and save young lives. From August 2015 to April 2022, the Patrick Schoonover Heart Foundation conducted 25 Play for Patrick youth heart screens. Screened 4,178 kids, found 255 with elevated blood pressure (w/repeated
check), 260 with abnormal electrical or structural heart defects, taught 3,733 kids & adults CPR & AED awareness and donated 15 AEDs to area schools.
Mike Schoonover