Although born within Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted firmly in Texas ever since he was six months old. Justin was brought up in the typical middle class family in Alief alongside 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 devotion to family was additionally strengthened 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 serving at the marina, where Elaine worked, being a participant in numerous community occasions and being regular boys of summer discovering 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 together they have built a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, assisting charitable causes, and building up an agency that mirrors 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 quite easy to be dedicated to someone and your relationship when you determine you have located your soul mate. “I knew 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 well worth holding on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate company Justin Flanagan initially formed 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), various Veteran causes, and charities that help children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is an obligation. My wife, family, and our business associates are really 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 foreseeable future hold for Justin? His wife left her leadership role in the natural gas industry in January 2015 to join their talents and efforts to further improve Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as offering a solution that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses inside of the business. “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 individuals who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to give an extraordinary level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and lending a hand to change lives of others. We want to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to additionally support schoolteachers and educational support staff, help children, and to encourage others to have faith in the future and know that they can make a huge difference in the world.” Based on that declaration and the convection he delivers it with, that future looks rather bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is indigo. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color indigo… it’s probably Justin!