About Us


The Designer:


Albert Refoua graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1980 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture.  After graduation, he worked for seven years in well-known architectural firms, involved in numerous home projects throughout the Metroplex and around the country.  Since beginning AR Residential Design in 1987, he has been designing homes for builders and homebuyers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area with a design philosophy based upon open plans, unique geometric layouts, and overall functionality.  AR Residential Design has been nominated for and earned numerous awards for its contributions to the residential housing market in North Texas and continues on the cutting edge in home design.


Homebuilder Clients:


Goodman Family of Builders        Dave R. Williams Custom Homes        Flagstone Custom Homes

Mark Molthan Homes          Ricky Martin Homes         Halifax Homes

                     Troy Priddy Homes        Park Place Homes       Scott Felder Homes                    

Pinnacle Elite Homes         Lakewood Homes          Legacy Homes

                Premier Homes           Lauramar Homes           Brian Dalton Homes

Pierce Homes          Burgdorf Homes          Darsco Homes

        Avonlea Homes          Lakeway Homes           Carelle Homes

      Deboer Homes         Northstar Development Inc.         Ventura Homes

Kingsman Homes          Melody Homes


Client Comments:


"With over one hundred homes designed for us in the past twelve years, I can say Albert Refoua is the best architect I have had the pleasure of working with in my thirty years of building homes. From value to creativity to accuracy, Albert is on time with original designs at reasonable prices and quality workmanship on every job.(read more)


Gordon Greeson

Halifax Homes, Inc.

President - 2006



"Mr. Refoua has been a valuable asset to our company's success by producing quality and on-time designs for our speculative homes as well as our custom contract jobs.  I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Refoua and his company. (read more)"

Dave R. Williams


Dave R. Williams Home Builders, Inc.

General Partner - 2006


"Mr. Albert Refoua of AR Residential Design, Inc. has been the driving creative force behind our new Broadmoor Park Subdivision in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Albert was given the initial task of designing from the beginning, a new residential “center piece home” for our subdivision.  Albert was instructed to the range of the square footage and that it was to be designed to accommodate an older couple that could become ambulatory.  The home had to have a fresh design that portrayed elegance but on a rather small lot.  With these simple instructions, a survey of the lot and a copy of the restrictive covenants, Albert designed a home that far surpassed my expectations."  (read more)

Gaylon Lovelady

Hobbs, New Mexico

March 2008



"We would gladly recommend you to anyone in need of architectural and design services.  You have been creative and helpful throughout the entire process.  You have completed each of our requests with great attention to detail and in a timely manner."  (read more)  


Vince Ackerson

Dallas, Texas

December 2008



“In his 10 years of service to the Goodman Family of Builders, I have found Albert to be superior in the areas of conceptual design, customer service and dependability.  His turn around times from concept to construction are exceptional and his prices are fair and reasonable.  Over the years many of our best selling models have been designed by Albert.  I give him my highest recommendation  (read more)."


Stephen L. Goodman

Former CEO/chairman

Goodman Family of Builders



“I highly recommend AR Residential, for Architectural Concept Development and Design work.  We have used Albert for nine years for all of our concept and design work and have been extremely pleased with his creative plans, prompt turn around and accuracy of his final prints. (read more)


                Phillip L. DeBoer

President of DeBoer Custom Homes, Inc.,1997



"I have had the pleasure of working with Albert of over 12 years and I highly recommend him for your project...His knowledge, skill and style have been a large part of my personal success in the Homebuilding Industry over the years...I attribute a large portion of my sales to the "Design" and "Feel" that Albert creates in his plans...I continue to work with Albert and I personally recommend him for your project.  (read more)"


Mark Moltan

Mark Molthan Construction Inc. - 2006



"Albert has been a big part of the success that Flagstone Custom Homes has achieved over the past 7 years...Albert's designs are a nice blend of traditional time tested design with new design trends that today's homeowners are looking for.  Albert understands the market and it shows in the innovative ideas that he presents...Whatever your budget and whatever your style, I would recommend AR Designs and Albert to any individual or builder. (read more)"


James B. Smith

Flagstone Custom Homes - 2006



“AR Residential Design, Inc. has been designing custom homes for my company since 1991.  Part of the success of my company has been due to the unique designs and attention to detail that Albert provides with each plan.  AR Residential Design has always produced my plans promptly and to my satisfaction as well as my clients’. (read more)


                                                Troy Priddy

Troy Priddy Custom Homes - 2006



“I both really enjoy the overall feel of the house and are just amazed that within four hours you were able to get most of our ideas down on paper and then into plans….If anyone were to ask about the total experience from design through construction you get the highest grade.  And by the way, this was the fourth house my wife and I have built. (read more)

                                                                                                                                Peter J. Wurzer, Homeowner client, 1997



“Albert Refoua architecturally designed my family’s residence in Plano in 1996.  This was a custom design that had to be fitted to an odd sized creek lot.  He did an excellent job, not only designing all the features we wanted, but also in adjusting the design of the house to fit the lot.  In addition, the builder we used remarked that the design specifications and detail provided by Albert were remarkably well done and easy to follow.  We have been very pleased with our home.  Albert met with my wife and I on many occasions to discuss the house plans and provided excellent service to us.  We are pleased to highly recommend him to you. (read more)


Dr. and Mrs. David T. Hanks 

Homeowner client, 1996



“We recently moved into a home designed by Albert Refoua.  Albert did an outstanding job designing our new home and we recommend him to anyone needing an architect.  Albert asked us questions, listened to our ideas and designed a home around our lifestyle.  We recommend Albert to anyone designing a new home. (read more)


S. Mark and Doni Turner 

Homeowner client



“With a focus on design and creativity, a home by Halifax is very difficult to copy." "Halifax Homes creates a timeless, graceful design...the home itself is simply beautiful.  Superb design and creativity have combined to create an imaginative floorplan containing rooms of unusual size and shape.  Kitchens are inviting as well as functional and contain the very best appliances and fixtures."  "Using the design talents of architect Albert Refoua, Halifax Homes builds imaginative, creative, livable homes…Greeson (of Halifax Homes) adds, “A lot of Halifax’s success, without a doubt is due to Albert’s designs.”



Excerpts From “Halifax Homes.  This is Living!” by Karen Hopkins,  

Metropolitan Dallas Builder / Architect, Oct. / Nov. 2001









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