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 together with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a powerful work values and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That dedication 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 lending a hand at the marina, where Elaine worked, taking part in several community activities and being regular boys of summer checking out trails, fishing and having countless 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, taking care of charitable causes, and building a business that mirrors their views. When questioned how the high school heartthrobs have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always an easy commitment, it is very easy to be devoted to someone and your relationship when you discover you have discovered your soul mate. “I knew I loved her within two weeks of our going together. It was an unnerving 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 company Justin Flanagan initially built with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is a serious 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 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 future hold for Justin? His better half left her leadership role in the natural gas business sector in January 2015 to join their talents and efforts to further expand Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as supplying a system that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses within the organization. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see my family, all those who are helping to build Topmark, and those individuals who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to give an unprecedented level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and helping to change lives of other people. We would like to be able to give away homes to veterans, to further support teachers and educational support staff, help children, and to inspire others to have faith in the future and realize that they can help make a huge difference in the world.” Based on that declaration 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 violet. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color dark violet… it’s probably Justin!