Joseph James LLC and Joe Mertes have formed over sixty investment partnerships. The purpose of those partnership was the acquisition and development of various investment business entities throughout the southeast. It has always been the vision of those entities to enhance performance, provide for needed development and for a fair return on investment. Those entities offered the ability for investors to provide capital in their local communities and participate in the eventual development and growth of those communities. Additionally, they offered much needed financing for turnaround situations or needed development in the communities in which they existed. Finally, private funds have been formed for the purpose of investing in publicly traded stock and other short term obligations with the goal of producing above average returns.