Although born in Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted securely 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 powerful work principles and a commitment to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That devotion 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 serving at the marina, where Elaine worked, being involved in numerous community activities and being typical boys of summer checking out trails, fishing and having a great number of adventures together.
The summer just 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 constantly maintain their commitment to hard work, supporting charitable causes, and developing a team that mirrors their ideas. 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 effortless to be devoted to someone and your relationship when you realize you have located your soul mate. “I figured out I loved her within two weeks of our going together. It was a frightening 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 created 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 assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a responsibility. My wife, family, and our team members are truly grateful for what we have been provided 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 better half left her leadership role in the natural gas market in January 2015 to combine their talents and efforts to further expand Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as delivering a platform 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 see my family, those people who are helping to build Topmark, and those 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 others. We would like to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to further support educators and educational support staff, help boys and girls, and to encourage others to have faith in the future and understand that they can make a difference in the world.” Based on that declaration and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks quite bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is orange. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color orange… it’s probably Justin!