Plumbers and Pipefitters
 Local 653
 We Do It Right The First Time


We are the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 653.  We are a chartered local of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.  Local 653 was chartered in 1914, so we have been representing Plumbers and Pipefitters in this area for 98 years.  Local 653 Members serve a 5 year apprenticeship, where they receive a top of the industry education in the piping trades.  All Local 653 Plumbers are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health to ensure the quality and safety of their work.  Local 653 Welders are certified by a joint program between the United Association and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.  Some of the additional certifications available to Local 653 Members include Medical Gas Installation, Foreman Certification and the OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses.  Local 653 Members work on all sorts of piping systems, ranging from residential to heavy industrial work and everything in between.  Simply put, if it is pipe or has to do with pipe, we do it and we do it right the first time.