The Matthews Story

How It All Started

Matthews Motor Company was first owned and operated by Doug Matthews under the name of Bloss Auto Sales. With a handful of Vehicles, Doug simultaneously ran his business along with the adjacent Exxon Service Station then owned by Putnam Oil. In 1984, a fire damaged the service garage and Doug was given the opportunity to purchase the business and property. With this new space, he grew Bloss Auto Sales alongside his wife, Mary Lou, who kept the books.

Broadening Horizons

In 1988, they expanded the business by adding a car rental department and before they knew it, they had outgrown their space. They relocated to the current location in Covington, PA, changing the name to the now well-known Matthews Motor Company. A four-service bay garage was added in 1993, and three years later the opening of the Collision Center completed the expansion. During this time, Doug became the first Certified Master Dealer in Pennsylvania. 

A Second-Generation

Doug and Mary Lou's son, Jason, began working at the dealership as a young boy after school and on weekends, cleaning cars and checking in rentals. He would often accompany Doug to auctions, where he learned about car buying in general and, more specifically, how to meet the needs of their customers in Tioga County. After graduating from Mansfield University with a degree in Computer Science, Jason applied his knowledge to the business by broadening its digital features. He also developed a new look and logo for the business with the help of his wife, Anne, a graphic designer.

A New Generation

In 2004, Doug and Mary Lou retired, and Jason officially took the reins, running the business with a few trusted employees. Over the next decade, Matthews grew in its inventory, employees, and industry advancements. Jason purchased Matthews Motor Company in 2015 and has continued to develop the business even further. With new digital features, over 40+ employees and 60-70% of customers comprised of repeat and referrals, the vision of the entire Matthews Motor Company team continues to be to grow and invest in the community, always looking forward to the future.