Please take a look at this link. It's a directory created in Wordpress.
Snazzy Directory in Wordpress
I'm looking for a similar directory program for Joomla 3.2.3 I know there are a few Joomla directory programs, such as Work Force, but I haven't found anything with both the visual appeal and features of this Wodpress Directory,
I like the display, the sorting abilities, etc.
Perhaps I need to dig into Joomla content system such K2, but would rather not deal with a K2 learning curve, and I am, frankly, not sure what K2 really does.
After posting this I found this little gem. It might work: Sortable extension