Although born within Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted securely in Texas ever since he was six months old. Justin was raised in the typical middle class family in Alief alongside his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work ethic and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That dedication to family was further reinforced by his paternal grandmother, Elaine Flanagan, with whom both he and his brother invested their summers with in Somerville, TX. Their summer days were spent helping at the marina, where Elaine worked, playing a part in various community celebrations and being normal boys of summer checking out trails, fishing and having a great number of adventures together.
The summer just before his senior year in high school Justin Flanagan met his wife, Cyndie Balfour-Flanagan, and with each other they have formed a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and constantly maintain their commitment to hard work, supporting charitable causes, and building up an organization that mirrors their views. When asked about how the high school heartthrobs have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always a simple commitment, it is effortless to be dedicated to someone and your relationship when you realize you have discovered your soul mate. “I figured out I loved her within two weeks of our going together. It was an intimidating thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve discovered it, you know it’s definitely worth hanging on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate agency Justin Flanagan initially established with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is an avid supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), numerous Veteran causes, and foundations that serve children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is an obligation. My wife, family, and our team members are extremely grateful for what we have been blessed with and we are ecstatic to be able to give back. It’s part of our faith and core to our belief.”
What does the foreseeable future contain for Justin? His wife left her leadership role in the natural gas business sector in January 2015 to put together their talents and efforts to further increase Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as offering a solution that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own legacies within the organization. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see my family, those who are really helping to build Topmark, and those individuals who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to offer an unparalleled level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of other people. We desire to be able to give away homes to veterans, to further support teachers and educational support staff, help boys and girls, and to encourage others to have faith in the future and realize that they can make a difference in the world.” Based on that statement and the convection he delivers it with, that future looks extremely bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is beige. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color beige… it’s probably Justin!