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Family: Wife, Lakyn and daughter, Libby, 3-years-old.

Years in the Golden Isles: I was born and raised here, over 30 years.

Occupation: Owner, Flanagan Development LLC; President, Seaside Home Services Inc.; Vice President of Operations, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: The north end of St. Simons. I enjoy the privacy and natural beauty it has to offer.

Describe your perfect Saturday in the Golden Isles: When I’m not working, an early breakfast at Café Frederica, cruise to the beach with my family for some fun, and back home in the evening to fire up the grill by the pool with friends.

What is your favorite part of the residential development process? Starting with a vacant piece of land and transforming it into a beautiful home. Framing is my favorite phase of construction, as I’ve always enjoyed seeing the structure come to life.

A local you admire: Gary Strickland, my grandfather. He’s taught me nearly everything I know, and I continue to learn from him still.

Tell us about how you started building: My grandfather was in the building business and some of my earliest memories are visiting job sites with him. After college and starting a career I bought a few pieces of property and built a house or two to sell, and the rest is history.

Tell us about your favorite things to do in your free time: Traveling, whether near or far, is without a doubt my favorite thing to do with my free time.

What is one thing every visitor must do before leaving the Golden Isles? Rent a vacation rental from Hodnett Cooper, climb the lighthouse, tour the village and sit on the beach. The quintessential St. Simons vacation!