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 together with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work values and a devotion 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 working days were spent helping at the marina, where Elaine worked, cooperating in several community occasions and being common boys of summer discovering trails, fishing and having a number of adventures together.
The summer prior to 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 continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, assisting charitable causes, and building a company that echoes their beliefs. When questioned how the high school heartthrobs 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 discover you have found your soul mate. “I knew 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 discovered it, you know it’s really worth hanging 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), a variety of Veteran causes, and charities that serve children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is an obligation. My wife, family, and our team members are tremendously grateful for what we have been blessed with and we are overjoyed 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 position in the natural gas industry in January 2015 to integrate their talents and efforts to further improve Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as providing a platform that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own legacies within the company. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I see 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 deliver an unprecedented level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and helping to change lives of others. We want to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to further support school teachers and educational support staff, help little ones, and to inspire others to have faith in the future and know that they can help make a huge difference in the world.” Based on that statement and the convection he delivers it with, that future looks pretty bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is violet. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color violet… it’s probably Justin!