Although born in Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted solidly in Texas ever since 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 strong work ethic and a devotion 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 invested their summers with in Somerville, TX. Their summer days were spent assisting at the marina, where Elaine worked, being a participant in various community occasions and being typical boys of summer discovering 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 as one they have built a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and constantly maintain their commitment to hard work, supporting charitable causes, and developing a business that echoes their views. When asked 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 simple to be dedicated to someone and your relationship when you realize you have located your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our dating. It was a scary thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve uncovered it, you know it’s truly 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 a serious supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), numerous Veteran causes, and associations that help children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a responsibility. My wife, family, and our team members are incredibly grateful for what we have been blessed 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 sector in January 2015 to mix together their talents and efforts to further grow 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 legacies inside the business. “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 deliver an unprecedented level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and lending a hand to change lives of other people. We wish to be able to give away homes to veterans, to further support schoolteachers and educational support staff, help little ones, and to inspire others to have faith in the future and recognize that they can make a big difference in the world.” Based on that declaration and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks rather bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is dark yellow. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color dark yellow… it’s probably Justin!