Although born in Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his origins planted firmly in Texas from the time 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 ethic and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That dedication to family was even more emphasized 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, staying involved in numerous community activities and being typical boys of summer exploring trails, fishing and having a great number of adventures together.
The summer 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 continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, taking care of charitable causes, and building up a company that echoes their ideas. When asked about how the high school heartthrobs have been able to beat the statistics, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always an easy commitment, it is very simple to be dedicated to someone and your relationship when you discover you have discovered your soul mate. “I figured out I loved her within two weeks of our going steady. It was a frightening thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve found it, you know it’s really worth holding on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate agency Justin Flanagan initially built 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), a variety of Veteran causes, and charities that help children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a duty. My wife, family, and our business associates are very grateful for what we have been provided 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 hold for Justin? His better half left her position in the natural gas sector in January 2015 to bring together their talents and efforts to further increase Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as delivering a system 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 really helping to build Topmark, and those people who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to supply an unparalleled level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and helping to change lives of others. We wish to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to further support school teachers and educational support staff, help youngsters, and to influence others to have faith in the future and know that they can make a difference in the world.” Based on that declaration and the convection he delivers it with, that future looks quite bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is dark purple. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color dark purple… it’s probably Justin!