Although born within Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted firmly in Texas from the time he was six months old. Justin was raised in the traditional middle class family in Alief along with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a powerful work ethic and a devotion to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That devotion to family was even more reinforced 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, taking part in various community activities and being normal boys of summer checking out 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 growing an organization that echoes their expectations. When asked how the high school sweethearts have been able to beat the statistics, 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 found your soul mate. “I realized 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 uncovered it, you know it’s definitely worth hanging on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate agency Justin Flanagan initially established 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 foundations that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is an obligation. My better half, family, and our business associates are tremendously grateful for what we have been blessed with and we are pleased 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 wife left her position in the natural gas marketplace in January 2015 to unite their talents and efforts to further increase 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 inside of the agency. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see my family, those individuals who are helping to build Topmark, and those people who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to deliver an unmatched level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of others. We would like to be able to donate homes to veterans, to further support school teachers and educational support staff, help youngsters, and to motivate others to have faith in the future and understand that they can make a big difference in the world.” Based on that statement and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks extremely bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is light blue. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color light blue… it’s probably Justin!