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 traditional middle class family in Alief alongside 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 commitment 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 working days were spent helping at the marina, where Elaine worked, cooperating in various community activities and being normal boys of summer discovering trails, fishing and having a number of adventures together.
The summer just before his senior year in high school Justin Flanagan met his wife, Cyndie Balfour-Flanagan, and together 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 growing an agency that echoes their beliefs. When questioned 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 simple to be committed to someone and your relationship when you understand you have located your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our dating. It was an unnerving thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve found it, you know it’s really worth hanging on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate business 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), several Veteran causes, and charities that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a duty. My better half, family, and our business associates are very 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 wife left her position in the natural gas sector in January 2015 to integrate their talents and efforts to further expand Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as providing 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 catch a glimpse of my family, those individuals who are really helping to build Topmark, and those people who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to supply an extraordinary level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of other people. We want to be able to donate homes to veterans, to further support teachers and educational support staff, help children, 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 statement 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 light yellow. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color light yellow… it’s probably Justin!