Our Team

Ed Desouza

President/Project Manager

Cell: 757-636-3841


Ed Desouza is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Old Dominion University. For the past 25 years, Ed worked in several aspects of construction for private companies before starting Slade Drywall in 2016. Ed oversees the entire operation, actively applying his construction and engineering knowledge to the estimating, project management and field operations. Upon being awarded the contract, Ed will handle every aspect of project management as well as closely work with the general superintendent to ensure project success.

Michael Cash


Cell: 757-605-8096


Michael Cash began his construction estimating career in 2014 and quickly flourished in his role as he became proficient in reading prints and utilizing Oncenter estimating software. Michael’s dedication and determination towards the constantly evolving bid calendar enables Slade Drywall to meet its clients demands.

Ernie Santini

General Superintendent

Cell: 757-969-3422


Ernie Santini started his career as a laborer in 2001 and due to his ambition and work ethics quickly learned how to finish, frame & hang drywall. Within a few short years, Ernie completed an ABC Engineering course on how to read prints and perform layouts. By 2006 Ernie was a well-established working foreman where he performed layouts, interacted with job superintendents and provided onsite supervision while still wearing his tool belt.

Ernie currently is the general superintendent and manages every aspect of the field operations. He is fluent in English and Spanish enabling him to excel at coordinating and communicating with our field personnel and clients. Ernie’s positive attitude and proactive approach towards every project ensures that Slade Drywall meets or exceeds projects expectations while maintaining high standards of quality and safety.

General Office Information



Mailing Address:
524 Central Drive, Suite 102
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Company Phone:

  • SWAM
  • Dunn & Bradstreet
  • Commonwealth Building Materials
  • Richmond Virginia
  • Builders and Contractors Exchange