Prior to 1914, the Sprinkler fitters in San Francisco were
members of a combination Local 442, along with the plumbers
and gas fitters. In October 1914, San Francisco Sprinkler
Fitters cleared into newly chartered Local Union 663.
In 1936, Local Union 663 returned their charter to the United
Association and the members were then transferred to newly
formed Local Union 669 Auxiliary.
January 1947, San Francisco was made an autonomous Local,
known as Local Union 483, with the new Local maintaining the
Auxiliary charter date of December 18, 1936.
Brother John Allan was Financial Secretary for the newly
chartered Local Union and Brother Fred Hutchins was the
president. Upon Brother Allans death in December 1947,
Brother R.E.Skillman took over as Financial Secretary. "Bob"
remained in office as Financial Secretary/Business Manager
of Local 483 until his death in 1974.
At that time, Brother Lloyd Barton was appointed and then
elected to fill those positions. Lloyd remained in office
until his retirement in 1994. Brother Carl Lembke was
Business Manager/Financial Secretary from July 1994 through
Brother Stanley M. Smith is the current Business
Manager/Financial Secretary. Business Representatives
include, Rick Mangan, Tony Rodriquez and Tony Santana. Local
483's Organizer is Michael Murphy.