About Us

Genesis Partners of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was formed to coordinate the investment in Charles Pointe, the first “Smart” and large-scale, master-planned community in West Virginia. With the Charles Pointe venture, Genesis Partners creates a lifestyle for the next millennium that has a positive impact on job creation, housing, tourism and recreation for the state of West Virginia.

Genesis Partners was formed by streamlining the talent and ability of several existing West Virginia companies to meet the needs of a new generation. James Corton and Jennifer Compton Corton, two dedicated leaders for positive growth in West Virginia, founded the company and lead the effort to bring public and private partnerships together. This new company furthers their life-long commitment to the state with a new vision for north central West Virginia.

Genesis Partners is dedicated to excellence through quality – creating value for its customers, employees, business partners and shareholders.


Genesis Partners grew out of the ventures of the late Charles E. “Jim” Compton, inventor of the coal auger, well-known philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for West Virginia. He loved West Virginia and wanted everyone to know of its beauty, tranquility and natural resources. Together the family created a world-class development that encompasses nature, residential living and commerce — Charles Pointe.

Charles Pointe, named in honor of Mr. Compton, is a living tribute to his legacy and strong advocacy of West Virginia. We believe he would be as proud of Charles Pointe as we are.