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451 Elmwood Ave, Suite 210 | Buffalo, NY 14222 | 716 529-4723
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About our Buffalo, NY Office

“The Buffalo-Niagara region is a great place to live, work and learn,” noted Regional Operations Manager Chris Kulik. “We are committed to building strong partnerships with the many owners and developers who continue to invest in the area’s future.”

Having done projects in Buffalo for the past 35 years, LeChase established an office there in 2014. The firm continues to grow to keep up with local demand – notably in the healthcare, higher education, K-12, science and technology, commercial and multi-unit housing sectors. Today, you can find LeChase teams at work on projects from the heart of Buffalo’s downtown, through the greater metropolitan area and across the Niagara Frontier. Whether a job is new construction, renovation or restoration… large or small… construction management, program management, design-build or self-perform – LeChase is proud to play a role in Western New York’s changing landscape.

Regional leadership and team members

Chris Kulik

Regional Operations Manager

As regional operations manager for Buffalo, Chris Kulik is responsible for growing LeChase’s business in the Buffalo-Niagara region. He manages local client, employee and subcontractor relationships, oversees daily operations and works to ensure LeChase delivers services and projects that meet or exceed client expectations. Chris began his construction career in 2005 and has since worked on many prominent projects throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region. He was appointed to his current position in early 2024, having previously served as a project executive. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as both LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) AP® and DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America) certifications.

Salvatore Casuccio

Chief Estimator

As chief estimator, Salvatore Casuccio is responsible for managing preconstruction efforts for projects in the Buffalo region, as well as developing estimates and budgets for both hard-bid and negotiated work. He also supports business development efforts and get-work strategies for the region. Salvatore began his construction career in 2000 and has since earned LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) AP® and WELL AP® certifications. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo, where he is currently an adjunct professor for the department of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

Regional employees


Years working in the region


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Markets Served:

Delivery Methods:

  • CM-at-Risk
  • Agency CM
  • Design-Build
  • General Construction
  • Preconstruction Consultant
  • Self-Perform
  • Owner’s Representative
  • Program Manager
  • Real Estate Development

Buffalo, NY Project Portfolio

Bent’s Opera House

Talis Equity, LLC | Medina, NY

Explore & More Children’s Museum

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation | Buffalo, NY

New Parking Structure

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus | Buffalo, NY

Scott Bieler Clinical Science Center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute | Buffalo, NY

500 Pearl Street

Ellicott Development | Buffalo, NY

Murchie Family Fieldhouse

University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY News & Community


LeChase helps celebrate UB Crosby Hall grand reopening


Buffalo office helps OLV Human Services during Day of Caring


Ribbon cutting held for Niagara University's Kiernan Center

In addition to delivering successful construction projects, LeChase team members are known for their involvement in these and other community organizations within the Buffalo, NY region.

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