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 typical middle class family in Alief with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work principles and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That devotion to family was further strengthened 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 helping at the marina, where Elaine worked, staying involved in a variety of community occasions and being regular 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 side by side they have formed a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and still maintain their commitment to hard work, assisting charitable causes, and building a company that echoes their expectations. When asked how the high school sweethearts have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always an easy commitment, it is very simple to be committed to someone and your relationship when you know you have discovered your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our going together. It was a scary thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve found it, you know it’s well worth holding on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate agency Justin Flanagan initially formed with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is a devoted supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), various Veteran causes, and foundations that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a responsibility. My better half, family, and our team members 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 future hold for Justin? His better half left her leadership role in the natural gas business sector in January 2015 to unite their talents and efforts to further expand Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as providing a solution that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own legacies within the agency. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see my family, those individuals who are doing one’s part to build Topmark, and those individuals who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to supply an unmatched level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of other people. We would like to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to further support schoolteachers and educational support staff, help families, and to stimulate others to have faith in the future and know that they can make a big difference in the world.” Based on that proclamation 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 light indigo. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color light indigo… it’s probably Justin!