Although born in Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his origins planted securely in Texas ever since he was six months old. Justin was raised in the traditional middle class family in Alief with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work principles and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That dedication to family was additionally emphasized by his paternal grandmother, Elaine Flanagan, with who both he and his brother spent their summers with in Somerville, TX. Their summer days were spent serving at the marina, where Elaine worked, staying involved in several community activities and being normal boys of summer discovering trails, fishing and having a multitude of adventures together.
The summer prior to 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 continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, taking care of charitable causes, and developing a team that mirrors their beliefs. When questioned how the high school sweethearts have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always an easy commitment, it is very simple to be devoted to someone and your relationship when you figure out you have discovered your soul mate. “I figured out I loved her within two weeks of our going steady. It was a scary thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve discovered it, you know it’s really worth holding on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate firm Justin Flanagan initially established with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is an enthusiastic supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), numerous Veteran causes, and associations that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a duty. My wife, family, and our team members are incredibly grateful for what we have been provided with and we are happy 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 industry in January 2015 to combine their talents and efforts to further expand Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as providing a platform that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses inside the organization. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see my family, those people who are doing one’s part to build Topmark, and those individuals who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to offer an unmatched level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and helping to change lives of others. We desire to be able to give away homes to veterans, to further support schoolteachers and educational support staff, help families, and to encourage others to have faith in the future and understand that they can help make a difference in the world.” Based on that statement and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks quite bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is black. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color black… it’s probably Justin!