Meet the Team

Steve Kaus

Total Basement Finishing of Western NY

Title: Head of Production

Hometown: Lancaster, NY

Steve Kaus from Total Basement Finishing of Western NY

Steve has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. He also has a background in management, and has completed training with Total Basement Finishing and Building Trades. Steve is our ideal candidate for our Production Manager because he is driven and focused on getting each job done. He loves to see how clear communication and attention to detail can transform a typical basement into a beautiful living space. Seeing the homeowners' satisfaction with the end result of their project is what Steve looks forward to the most.

When he is not at work you'll find Steve outdoors, at festivals and concerts.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Ellen S.
    Orchard Park, NY

    "Very polite, competent, cleaned up well"

    Customer Review

    By Ellen S.
    Orchard Park, NY

    Very polite, competent, cleaned up well

  • By Nicolette N.
    Lancaster, NY

    "All around good company. "

    Customer Review

    By Nicolette N.
    Lancaster, NY

    All around good company. 

  • By Z.F.
    Buffalo, NY

    "Product selection and quality work."

    Customer Review

    By Z.F.
    Buffalo, NY

    Product selection and quality work.

  • By Patricia B.
    Amherst, NY

    "I thought the project had to be handled with expertise since it involved cutting into the foundation in order to install the..."

    Customer Review

    By Patricia B.
    Amherst, NY

    I thought the project had to be handled with expertise since it involved cutting into the foundation in order to install the window. The company was well represented by Michael and the work crew. Then came the completion of the room with the floor and wall covering. This made all the difference in making the room comfortable and attractive.

  • By Traci S.
    Willaimsville, NY

    "I chose First Buffalo because the have the best products for a basement on the market. "

    Customer Review

    By Traci S.
    Willaimsville, NY

    I chose First Buffalo because the have the best products for a basement on the market. 

  • By Sara B.
    Tonawanda, NY

    "Very tidy!"

    Customer Review

    By Sara B.
    Tonawanda, NY

    Very tidy!

  • By Tracey And Darcy C.
    Clarence, NY

    "We were so impressed with the crew. They were always on time, polite & friendly and kept us up to speed on the process and..."

    Customer Review

    By Tracey And Darcy C.
    Clarence, NY

    We were so impressed with the crew. They were always on time, polite & friendly and kept us up to speed on the process and always left everything cleaned up!

  • By Michael D.
    North Tonawanda, NY

    "We saw First Buffalo at a home show and then the presentation in our home just wowed us!"

    Customer Review

    By Michael D.
    North Tonawanda, NY

    We saw First Buffalo at a home show and then the presentation in our home just wowed us!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Overall, the customer service and labor provided was exceptional." Read Full Testimonial

    Katie G. of Angola, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Overall, the customer service and labor provided was exceptional. The Production Manager, Steve, and his crew were very professional and provided excellent customer service. An open line of communication with us was always kept and we were routinely provided updates on the progress of the project. In addition, the work they completed (including support beams, walls, floors, trim, electrical work and doors) was done beautifully. The project was very customized to accomodate our short ceilings, odd angles and piping. The work is flawless and they have transformed our 1920's basement into a beautiful recreation room, which we are thoroughly enjoying!
    Katie G.
    Angola, NY
  • "I have never had work done so efficiently even when, "little extras," were added. Very impressed!" Read Full Testimonial

    Tammy S. of East Aurora, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I was most impressed with the contracting crew. They were impecably neat and took great care even to the smallest detail. I have never seen a group of work men who were so polite and well-mannered. i can't say enough about how wonderful they were! Also, the work was completed exactly on schedule. I have never had work done so efficiently even when, "little extras," were added. Very impressed!
    Tammy S.
    East Aurora, NY
  • "The Project Manager and Installation Crew were very attentive to our comments/needs during the project." Read Full Testimonial

    Craig R. of Buffalo, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Project Manager and Installation Crew were very attentive to our comments/needs during the project. They certainly stand behind the quality of their products and back that with an extended warranty.
    Craig R.
    Buffalo, NY
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • New Basement Flooring & Walls Installed in Angola, NY
    Before
    New Basement Flooring & Walls Installed in Angola, NY
    After

    New Basement Flooring & Walls Installed in Angola, NY

    Before, this was an unused and uncomfortable empty space. After, it is now a transformed basement space! It is a more beautiful and fully functional finished basement.

  • Huge Basement Remodeling Project in East Aurora, NY
    Before
    Huge Basement Remodeling Project in East Aurora, NY
    After

    Huge Basement Remodeling Project in East Aurora, NY

    Our clients wanted a BIG and BRIGHT entryway to their basement. They dreamed it, WE DESIGNED IT and brought it to life!

  • Finishing a Basement for an Expanding family in East Aurora, NY
    Before
    Finishing a Basement for an Expanding family in East Aurora, NY
    After

    Finishing a Basement for an Expanding family in East Aurora, NY

    Our customers out of East Aurora, NY needed more family & recreational space for their expanding family. They already had a HUGE unfinished basement which has more than enough space for their entire family and for guests to be over.

    Afterwards when our project was completed they told us that we more than exceeded their expectations for a basement finishing project and that they will recommend us to anyone they know with an unfinished basement. 

  • Bringing a Basement to Life in Sloan, NY
    Before
    Bringing a Basement to Life in Sloan, NY
    After

    Bringing a Basement to Life in Sloan, NY

    Vince Amico of Sloan, NY met us at the WNY Home & Garden Expo earlier this year. There, he saw various samples of our patented product. He’s been contemplating for a while now some sort of a basement remodeling project but didn’t know what professionals and materials to use.

    Soon after our home show, Vince reached out to us to set up a free estimate for one of our basement specialists to come check out what type of design and project that would best fit his wants and needs. Our basement specialist Ryan Koziol walked him throughout the entire process of designing and planning the perfect basement remodel that would create much more living space and a huge recreational room. Space and having a new and exciting feeling when walking into his basement were his biggest concerns.

    After our crew transformed his basement, Vince can now enjoy his beautiful remodeled basement that’s bigger than ever now worth so much more!

  • Adding a Basement Bathroom in Buffalo, NY
    Before
    Adding a Basement Bathroom in Buffalo, NY
    After

    Adding a Basement Bathroom in Buffalo, NY

    Lavera out of Buffalo, NY needed another bathroom in her home. She has a BIG family and every time people were over, the one bathroom she had got over crowded. 

    We transformed her unused and unlivable area into a healthy, beautiful and maintenance free living space! 

  • Remodeled Basement Entrance in Tonawanda, NY
    Before
    Remodeled Basement Entrance in Tonawanda, NY
    After

    Remodeled Basement Entrance in Tonawanda, NY

    When our customers used to walk into their basement, they never felt comfortable or had a sense of happiness. After we helped them transform their basement, they now love their basement as if it's the most valuable part of their home! Besides increasing the value of their home dramatically, they simply appreciate their basement more than ever! 

  • Full Basement Remodeling Project Completed in Amherst, NY
    Before
    Full Basement Remodeling Project Completed in Amherst, NY
    After

    Full Basement Remodeling Project Completed in Amherst, NY

    Chris and Gretchen out of Amherst, NY have been planning to have a fully remodeled basement for a while now. They simply wanted a comfortable living area and another bathroom in their basement. Before, they hardly ever used their basement besides for storage and laundry. After their basement transformation, they are now more than satisfied and very impressed by how amazing and luxurious it looks!

  • Creating an Open Staircase in Tonawanda, NY
    Before
    Creating an Open Staircase in Tonawanda, NY
    After

    Creating an Open Staircase in Tonawanda, NY

    Customers in Tonawanda, NY thought it was impossible to have an open stair case. Our team was able to help them make a dream come true with an open stair case area. They are thrilled with the results!

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Addison
  • Alfred
  • Alfred Station
  • Allegany
  • Allentown
  • Alma
  • Almond
  • Andover
  • Angelica
  • Arkport
  • Ashville
  • Atlanta
  • Avoca
  • Bath
  • Beaver Dams
  • Belfast
  • Belmont
  • Bemus Point
  • Black Creek
  • Bliss
  • Bolivar
  • Bradford
  • Cameron
  • Cameron Mills
  • Campbell
  • Canaseraga
  • Caneadea
  • Canisteo
  • Cassadaga
  • Cattaraugus
  • Ceres
  • Chaffee
  • Chautauqua
  • Cherry Creek
  • Clymer
  • Cohocton
  • Conewango Valley
  • Corning
  • Cuba
  • Dalton
  • Dansville
  • Dayton
  • Delevan
  • Dewittville
  • East Otto
  • Ellicottville
  • Falconer
  • Farmersville Station
  • Fillmore
  • Findley Lake
  • Franklinville
  • Freedom
  • Frewsburg
  • Friendship
  • Gerry
  • Gowanda
  • Great Valley
  • Greenwood
  • Hammondsport
  • Hinsdale
  • Hornell
  • Houghton
  • Hunt
  • Jamestown
  • Jasper
  • Kennedy
  • Kill Buck
  • Lakewood
  • Limestone
  • Lindley
  • Little Genesee
  • Little Valley
  • Machias
  • Mayville
  • Nunda
  • Olean
  • Painted Post
  • Panama
  • Portageville
  • Portville
  • Prattsburgh
  • Randolph
  • Rexville
  • Ripley
  • Rushford
  • Salamanca
  • Sardinia
  • Savona
  • Scio
  • Sherman
  • Sinclairville
  • South Dayton
  • Stockton
  • Swain
  • Troupsburg
  • Wayland
  • Wellsville
  • West Valley
  • Whitesville
  • Woodhull
Our Locations:

Total Basement Finishing of Western NY
1286 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212
1-716-346-8642
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