Although born in Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted securely in Texas from the time he was six months old. Justin was brought up in the typical middle class family in Alief with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work ethic and a dedication to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That commitment to family was additionally reinforced 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 assisting at the marina, where Elaine worked, being involved in numerous community occasions and being typical boys of summer checking out trails, fishing and having numerous adventures together.
The summer before his senior year in high school Justin Flanagan met his wife, Cyndie Balfour-Flanagan, and side by side they have formed a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and constantly maintain their commitment to hard work, assisting charitable causes, and growing a company that echoes their ideas. When questioned how the high school sweethearts have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always a simple commitment, it is effortless to be devoted to someone and your relationship when you know you have discovered your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our going steady. It was an intimidating thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve found it, you know it’s really worth hanging on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate firm Justin Flanagan initially formed with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is a passionate supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), various Veteran causes, and foundations that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a duty. My wife, family, and our team members are extremely 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 future contain for Justin? His wife left her leadership role in the natural gas industry in January 2015 to integrate their talents and efforts to further improve Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as providing a solution that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses within the business. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I catch a glimpse of my family, those who are helping to build Topmark, and those people who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to deliver an unprecedented level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and lending a hand to change lives of others. We wish to be able to donate homes to veterans, to further support school teachers and educational support staff, help children, and to motivate others to have faith in the future and realize that they can make a difference in the world.” Based on that proclamation 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 dark pink. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color dark pink… it’s probably Justin!